Liverpool are looking at the possibility of signing Andre Ayew from Marseille, according to the Daily Express.
The Ghana international has already attracted interest from Newcastle United along with other European clubs such as Napoli and spoke of his desire to play in the Premier League last month.
With Liverpool looking to strengthen their squad ahead of next season to prepare for Champions League football, Ayew has the experience of playing top flight European football after featuring for Marseille in their unsuccessful run this season.
The 24-year-old could make the move across the channel for as little as £5million, however it is believed that Marseille are aiming to get a figure around double that for his services. Ayew's current deal with the French club only has 18 months left to run and it is believed that the club want to cash in on the player rather than lose him as a free transfer next year, especially since he has openly said he is looking to move away from the club he has played for since 2007.
Both Liverpool and Newcastle were rumoured to be interested in signing Ayew in January but no offers were made, with Marseille saying that they were not prepared to sell at that time. The Ligue 1 outfit would ideally like a move for the 24-year-old completed before June 30, so that they can line up a replacement before the start of their new campaign.
Ayew is set to feature in Brazil with Ghana, which could make the deal more difficult to complete before Marseille’s deadline. The winger will face up against Germany, Portugal and the USA in a tricky group for the African side as they aim to repeat their success of four years ago. Ayew was a member of Ghana’s 2010 World Cup squad that reached the quarter-finals in South Africa, although was suspended for the infamous game against Uruguay.
The Ghanaian can play either as a winger or as a striker. He has scored 56 goals for Marseille in 226 games, with eight of those goals coming last season. Ayew would provide competition for places and would be a highly rated backup for Liverpool as they prepare for a tougher season with the addition of Champions League football, however would also fit in at Newcastle with many French speaking players already in the dressing room.
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