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Leicester in talks to sign Swansea City striker Jordan Ayew

Leicester are reportedly in talks to sign Jordan Ayew from Championship side Swansea City, according to The Times.

Swansea rejected an £8 million bid from Premier League new boys Fulham for Ayew earlier in the window, and it now understood that talks are on-going with Leicester over a permanent deal for the forward.

Jordan Ayew was a stand out performer for Swansea last season, as he scored 11 goals and bagged four assists across the campaign in all competitions. The striker has been subject to interest from plenty of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, but now the King Power looks his most likely destination.

It is believed that Swansea are looking for a fee in the region of £12 million, and this shouldn’t be a problem for Leicester. The Foxes have just received £60 million from the sale of winger Riyad Mahrez, and are desperately looking to bolster their squad, with Ayew being their next target.

He joined Swansea from Aston Villa for £5 million, and has been a consistent performer in South Wales since the move. However, with new signing Joel Asoro joining the club, and with Ayew on high wages, he could be set for the exit door.

Jordan’s brother Andre Ayew also looks to be leaving the club, with a preferred move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce on the cards. New Swans boss Graham Potter looks to be off-loading plenty of first team players to free up the wage bill heading into the Championship season, with Alfie Mawson and Federico Fernandez also likely to depart.

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