Chelsea join Gunners in £10m African winger race

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Chelsea are the latest English club to be linked with a move for Ghanaian international Andre Ayew.

The versatile Marseille winger, who can also play in a more advanced forward position, has been linked with a handful of clubs across Europe including Bayern Munich and the Gunners.

Reports in France have since placed Andre Villas-Boas in the race to sign the player, with Ghanaweb making similar claims over the interest of the Chelsea manager.

The former Porto boss has made a handful of changes to his side at Stamford Bridge following a summer arrival at the Barclays Premier League, with young players like Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu and Romelu Lukaku arriving to supplement the Chelsea squad.

21-year-old Ayew is the latest name to be placed in the west London frame, with a possible £10 million Chelsea move mooted when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may have something to say over a possible move to one of their rivals though, with the Frenchman holding a long-standing interest in the former Lorient loanee.

The Frenchman is renowned for his purchases from Ligue 1, and is thought to have had his Arsenal scouting team track the player for some time now.

With a track record of getting the best out of young players at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal will be hopeful that they can persuade the player over a future in north London.

However, Didier Drogba's path from the Stade Veledrome to Chelsea is one which could lure Ayew into a Blues move should he wish to follow in the Ivorian's footsteps.

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