Manchester United have been boosted by the news that the target they deem to be Nani’s replacement wants to move to the Premier League this summer, although they will face stern competition from Liverpool.

The Express reports that Marseille star Andre Ayew has confirmed that he would like to move to England to continue his career, which has sparked interest from both United and their Merseyside rivals. Louis van Gaal may not be officially sitting in the Old Trafford hot-seat yet but he has apparently determined that Ayew is to be the successor Nani, who could be sold having never fulfilled the potential many thought he possessed.

And the 24-year-old has done little to quell talk linking him with a transfer to the Premier League in the coming months. He said: "It's a league every player dreams about.

"The English league is the one most followed in Ghana. It's true that I have a real preference for England.

"I like a bit of everything; the atmosphere, the game, the fans. There is a lot of intensity. It is a beautiful championship."

The winger has also attracted plenty of interest from Italy, and it’s also been reported that Napoli have made an offer of around £5million to sign him. Having played 26 times in all competitions from Marseille this year it’s clear that Ayew has experience at the top level, and so Van Gaal will likely face strong competition in the race for his signature.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is said to admire the Ghana international’s pace and direct style, and Ayew’s comments on English football far from rule them out the hunt. Quite how either they or United will react to the news of Napoli’s offer however remains to be seen.

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