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Sunderland ponder Ayew swap-deal

Published On 27/01/2016 | By Theo Sakyi | Africa, Ghana, Latest News, Premier League, Top Stories, Transfers

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has been offered to Swansea City in a £10m swap-deal for Andre Ayew.

According to Sky Sports sources, Sunderland are interested in signing Ayew(Swansea’s top scorer this season) and are willing to pay cash plus Borini to get him.

When quizzed on the speculation last week in a press conference Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce refused to speculate on reports relating to the supposed deal.

“I can’t speculate on that. Me saying I’m willing to use Fabio would upset Fabio; me saying that Ayew is definitely someone I want for this club means that Swansea could say I have upset this player by saying that I actually want him.”

Swansea coach Alan Curtis dismissed claims that Ayew would transfer to Sunderland in a bid to land Borini, even though the club had previously been interested in the Italy striker.

“Fabio would be one of a number of players whose name has been mentioned,” said Curtis. “But the talk of Andre going there as some sort of part of the deal is wide of the mark.

“I spoke to the chairman just to clarify the situation and he assures me that there is no way that Andre will be allowed to leave during this window.

“On that basis, whether Fabio was part of a deal involving Andre I don’t know, but certainly Andre is out of the deal.”

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