Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has not given up hope of landing Swansea striker Andre Ayew, who hasn’t ruled out leaving the Welsh side.
The Ghana international only made the move to the Liberty Stadium last year on a free transfer, but has been linked with a swift exit, with Sunderland having reportedly tabled an unsuccessful bid for his services in January.
Blacks Cats boss Allardyce has maintained his interest in the former Marseille man and, now that Premier League football is assured next season, is keen to add to his squad as soon as possible, while West Ham are also keeping a close eye on his situation.
Ayew, who finished this season as Swansea’s top scorer with 12 goals, says he is content in South Wales, but has not ruled out leaving ahead of talks with the club and has stated he would look to stay in the Premier League were he to leave the Swans.
“I think you should ask the chairman,” said Ayew. “I’m happy here. If I have to stay, fine. If I have to leave, I have to leave.
“What is important for me is that I keep doing my work, and in football the truth of today is not the truth of tomorrow. We’ll see what’s going to happen, we’ll have a discussion and see the way forward.
“I’ve enjoyed the Premier League, I think it’s the best league in the world. The intensity, the determination from every team. It’s a league where you enjoy every game. Every game is difficult, you can never say you’ve won it before you’ve played it.
“I hope to stay in the Premier League if I leave, but I’m here at the moment at Swansea.”