Newcastle United are planning to make a late attempt to hijack Besiktas’s deal to sign Swansea attacker Andre Ayew, Ghanaguardian.com can exclusively report.
The 28-year-old is among the players expected to leave the relegated Premier League side as they prepare for life in the Championship.
The Turkish giants had been hopeful of wrapping up a deal for Ayew last week but remain locked in talks with Swansea with a deal yet to be struck.
Besiktas are keen to take Ayew on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent deal and they are in talks with Swansea.
However, Newcastle are also weighing up a move for the Ghanaian international, with Rafa Benitez a fan.
The Magpies have completed a loan move for Kenedy and are looking to make Ayew signing number four quickly but Besiktas still remain in pole position despite Newcastle’s late interest.
By Daraja Mutari