Swansea City attacking midfielder Andre Ayew has long expressed a desire to move to Liverpool. With the Anfield outfit showing no return interest, the Ghanaian has been tipped to move elsewhere.
At the end of the season Ayew stated that he wanted Uefa Champions League football, which underlines a greater ambition.
However Swansea chairman HUW Jenkins has quietened all rumours about negotiations.
“I have had no approach from anyone about Andre, and we hope he stays — of course,” Jenkins told the Evening Post.
“Our overall aim this summer is to keep the core of the squad together.
“We finished last season strongly and we have always felt we had a good group of players at the club. That thought has not changed.
Swansea may have struggled toward the end of the season but the complacency was due to being safe from relegation.
Then they did improve a little in some results at the very end. The Welsh club wants to keep moving forward next season.
“Our players were all brought to Swansea because we felt they were good players who suited the way we try to play and the way we try to work.
“And the fact is that a lot of players had a good second half of last season.
“Generally, things improved for everybody as the season went on.
“Now we are trying to keep the squad together with just a few changes to provide some new competition.”