Fulham’s £8 million bid for Jordan Ayew has been rejected by the Swans, according to Wales Online.
The Cottagers are aiming to add to their striker options because they heavily relied on loanee Aleksandar Mitrovic in the second half of last season.
Bringing in another proven striker also improves their bargaining position with Newcastle because it reduces their dependence on the Serbian striker, with his price likely to go up due to the World Cup.
Ayew was Swansea’s main goalscorer last season with seven goals in the league as well as one of their top performers.
Tammy Abraham has moved back to parent club Chelsea, so losing Ayew would leave them light in forward areas. Therefore, they can’t afford to let him leave unless it’s for a high price.
The Ghanaian striker is still likely to leave because he would be a good signing for a Premier League side.
However, being firm with their valuation is the right move because teams will eventually pay up as the end of the transfer window looms when the season starts in August.
This is basically just early opportunism from Fulham to test how much Swansea are willing to hold on to him.
Graham Potter should prioritise bringing in another striker either permanently or on loan because they have limited options, and they need to make their dominance tell in the Championship with a clinical forward while they still have a significant resources advantage.