Swansea rule out sale of star forward despite Sunderland interest

Swansea City interim boss Alan Curtis has ruled out the possible sale of Andre Ayew despite interest from Sunderland.

The 26-year-old only completed a free transfer to the Liberty Stadium during the summer after seeing out his contract with Ligue 1 side Marseille.

It is said that the Black Cats are readying a £14m offer for the services of the Ghana international as manager Sam Allardyce looks to reinforce his squad.

Despite the Swans struggling to find form this season, Curtis admitted that he will be looking to add more players to the squad, but will not consider offers for Ayew.

“We don’t want to lose anyone and are trying to bring people in,” he is quoted by BBC Sport.

“I didn’t know there was a first bid [from Sunderland], no-one has told me, but there is no way we could contemplate letting Andre go.

“Andre is a big player for us. There has been talk about Sunderland, but we couldn’t even entertain that as far as I am concerned.”

Their recent 1-0 victory over Watford was the final game for Curtis, as the club have now appointed Francesco Guidolin to take charge at the Liberty Stadium.

Ayew has started 21 out of a possible 22 Premier League matches this term, so far scoring seven goals while providing one assist.