Swansea have reportedly rejected Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce’s £11 million bid for Ghana international Andre Ayew.
According to the Express, Big Sam believes that Ayew’s capture would enhance the Black Cats chances of avoiding the drop although Swansea are reluctant to sell to one of their relegation rivals.
If they keep closing the door on the Wearsiders then Allardyce will switch his interest to Sporting Lisbon’s Islam Slimani who has been labelled the Algerian Alan Shearer.
Slimani has already struck 17 goals this season and has attracted the interest of Manchester United.
But Sunderland, anxious for more fire power, will reportedly make an improved bid for the Ayew if Swansea refuse to sell.