Aston Villa could lose a second striker this month as Swansea are plotting a move to sign Ghana striker Jordan Ayew, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that the Welsh side will test Villa’s resolve for keeping hold of the 25-year-old, with the Midlands giants also set to sell Rudy Gestede to Middlesbrough after accepting a £6million offer.
It is reported that Ghana international Ayew has failed to impress manager Steve Bruce, and that could see the former Lorient forward leave just 18 months after joining Villa.
With the Africa Cup of Nations also approaching, Villa could be tempted to cash in and use the money spent on Ayew to reinvest in their strike force.
Swansea allowed Jordan’s brother Andre to leave in the summer to West Ham for £20million, and could look at Villa’s Ayew to replace him.
Bruce has an abundance of strikers available to him at Villa Park, with Ross McCormack, Jonathan Kodjia and Ayew all vying for a place in his first team.
Gabby Agbonlahor, Libor Kozak and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy are also on the books and with plenty of cover, Ayew could be allowed to leave after struggling to impress Bruce since he joined in October.
Since his £10million move from Ligue 1 outfit Lorient, Ayew has scored just 10 goals in 58 league and cup appearances.