Andre Ayew’s proposed move to Brighton and Hove Albion has hit a stumbling block according to a report from The Sun.
It had previously been revealed by the Daily Mail that the Seagulls were keen on signing the Swansea City forward before the summer transfer window reached a conclusion on Friday at 5pm.
The Sun have now claimed that Brighton have been put off a potential deal over Ayew’s hefty wage demands, which are believed to be in the region of £90,000-a-week.
Ayew made 47 appearances for Swansea City last season, and scored 18 goals as they finished in the top-six under the management of Steve Cooper.
The Swans missed out on promotion into the Premier League though, as they were beaten by Brentford in their play-off semi-final over two legs.
Ayew has experience of playing in the top-flight, and it remains to be seen as to whether an agreement with Brighton can be reached before the transfer window closes.
Swansea are next in action this weekend, when they take on struggling Huddersfield Town, in a match they’ll be expected to pick up three points from.
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I’m not sure a deal will be able to be rescued here.
Ayew’s wages are clearly putting Brighton and Hove Albion moving ahead with an agreement to sign the Swansea City forward before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Ayew has been a key player for the Swans in recent years, and I don’t think they’ll be too concerned if they can’t move him on in the next few hours.
If they can keep him at the club, then Swansea will surely be in with a strong chance of challenging for