QPR set to sign Ghana winger Andre Ayew after Loic Remy's departure to Chelsea
English side Queens Park Rangers are closing in on the signing Marseille’s Ghanaian winger Andre Ayew as the replacement for their play-maker Loic Remy who was sold to Chelsea on Sunday evening.
The France international winger put pen to paper on a deal until the summer of 2018, after Chelsea activated a £10.5million release clause in the 27-year-old’s contract.
Chelsea completed the signing Remy from QPR on a four-year contract which means his former club must quickly look for a replacement.
Ayew has been on the radar of QPR for some time now and they are now looking to capture him on a permanent deal before Monday’s transfer window shuts.
The Ghana international, who appeared for his country at this summer’s World Cup, has been linked with a move away from the French club during the close season.
QPR were angling in for a move on the speedy youngster but the sale price quoted by Marseille for Ayew remained the sticking point for the English club.
With cash flowing in from the sale of Remy, insiders have told Ghana’s leading football news website, www.ghanasoccernet.com that Ayew’s departure to QPR looks imminent.
Swansea and Queens Park Rangers are both in for Ayew, while the likes of Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle have previously been linked with his signature.
Despite winning their opening three Premier League matches, Swans manager Garry Monk is still keen to add a couple of his players to his squad, and the 24-year-old is understood to be his top target.
Monk has made it clear that he wants to add a wide player and a left-back to complete his squad.
Now entering into his fifth campaign with L’OM, Ayew has scored 49 goals in 166 appearances for the club.