Swansea have turned down Fulham’s ¬£8m bid for their forward and are believed to be holding out for closer to ¬£16m.

News of Fulham’s offer emerged last night but Swansea, who are keen to avoid the impression of a Liberty Stadium fire sale by holding out for the best offers for their key performers, quickly rejected the bid. The Welsh side believe they can attract offers worth double what the Whites were willing to pay for the Ghana international, who led Swansea’s scoring charts with eleven goals last season.

Ayew certainly won’t be short of suitors over the summer having been heavily linked with a move to Celtic or Liverpool after finishing the season strongly. New Swansea head coach Graham Potter, recruited from¬†Ostersunds earlier this month, will have the final say about all transfer decisions. Fulham are keen to add to their attacking options – but it remains to be seen whether the Whites will be willing to up their offer for Ayew or move on to other targets.