Fulham have tabled an £8m bid for Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew, according to a Sky Sports report this evening.

The Whites are holding talks with the recently relegated Welsh club over a potential move to Craven Cottage for the Ghana international. The 26 year-old was Swansea’s top scorer with eleven goals last season and would suit Slavisa Jokanovic’s desire to have Premier League experience among his forward options as Fulham prepare for their return to the English top flight.

Ayew, who can also operate on either wing, made his breakthrough as a teenager at Marseille, scoring the equaliser on his debut against Lorient in 2009. He helped the club win the Ligue 1 title in 2010 as well as three successive French cups, scoring 22 goals in 147 appearances. Ayew then spent a season at Lorient before joining Aston Villa, for a rumoured £8m fee in July 2015. He scored 10 goals in 58 appearances before moving to the Liberty Stadium in Janaury 2017.

Ayew has scored twelve goals in 46 appearances for his country and was part of the Black Stars’ 2014 World Cup squad before helping Ghana finish as runners-up in the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea the following year. He has been linked with a host of clubs since Swansea’s relegation and Fulham have sought to steal a march on the strong forward’s other potential suitors.