West Ham to lodge £20million striker bid

West Ham’s search for a new striker continues this week as they have lodged a bid for Swansea forward André Ayew.

The Hammers have reportedly lodged a £16million bid for the Ghanaian striker, and are willing to pay up to £20million to sign Ayew, as Slaven Bilic looks to strengthen his attacking options.

The Croatian manager has already seen bids knocked back for Carlos Bacca, Michy Batshuayi, Alexandre Lacazette and Carlos Tevez, and has now turned his attentions to the 26-year old Swansea striker.

West Ham were offered the chance to sign the striker last summer, but they rejected the opportunity to sign the player, who went on to sign for the Swans where he scored 12 goals in his debut campaign.

Ayew is Swansea’s last remaining striker after Bafetimbi Gomis and Alberto Paloschi both departed the Liberty stadium this summer. They are interested in signing West Ham striker Enner Valencia, who could be used as part of a deal to take Ayew to the Olympic Stadium.

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