Ayew offer still in pipeline

Sunderland remain interested in Swansea forward Andre Ayew but have yet to lodge a bid.

Sunderland: Ayew offer still in pipelineSunderland: Ayew offer still in pipeline

Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce has made it clear he wants to add more firepower to his squad this summer and he has been linked with several Premier League strikers.

Ayew, who has has also been linked with West Ham and Liverpool, is towards the top of his wishlist but no formal approach for the player has been made as yet after he failed to seal a deal for the Ghana international in the January transfer window.

Ayew was Swansea’s top scorer last season with 12 goals and is valued at around £10million, a figure Sunderland should be able to afford.

Meanwhile, West Ham have reportedly told Sunderland they will have to meet their £15million asking price to sign striker Diafra Sakho this summer.

The Black Cats are very interested in the forward and have apparently already lodged one offer in the region of £11million for the Senegal international.

However, the Hammers value the 25-year-old at £15million minimum and will not accept anything less when the transfer window reopens next month.

Sakho joined West Ham from Metz two years ago and, after impressing in 2014-15 with 12 goals in all competitions, he added another seven last season despite having to battle for a place in the starting line-up alongside the likes of Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll.

Boss Slaven Bilic is expected to sign at least one striker this summer for big money so that would allow Sakho to move on – but only for the correct fee.

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