Sunderland’s reported £10m move for Andre Ayew is a non-starter as far as Swansea City are concerned, according to interim boss Alan Curtis
Swansea City ‘will not entertain’ a bid for Sunderland target Andre Ayew , according to outgoing interim boss Alan Curtis.
Reports emerged yesterday suggesting the Black Cats had had a £10m offer for the Ghana international forward rejected by the Swans.
And there has been talk that Sunderland could submit an improved offer.
But Curtis, who was in charge for the final time last night as Swansea beat Watford 1-0 to climb out of the relegation zone and will now stand aside to allow new head coach Francesco Guidolin to take over, says the Swans have no interest in selling their top scorer.
“There was talk of him going to Sunderland or them making a bid,” said Curtis, who will remain part of the backroom team under Guidolin.
“But we wouldn’t even entertain that, as far as I am concerned.
“He is one of a number of big players for us and we don’t want to lose anybody during the window.
“We want to bring people in, and we will get somebody in.
“But if we don’t, it’s important no-one else goes out through the door.”
Sam Allardyce has said that he wants to add more reinforcements this month , and I understand there is genuine interest in Ayew from Sunderland.
But, as Curtis has made clear, Swansea are keen to hang on to the player – and certainly they would think twice about selling him to one of their relegation rivals.