Newcastle United are ready to beat Liverpool to the signing of Marseille star Andre Ayew, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, Mirror reports.
The 25-year-old refused to extend his stay with the Ligue-1 outfits and is ready to play out his contract with the club.
A number of Premier League sides have already declared interested in the Ghana international, with the Reds pondering a £42,000-a-week contract offer to lure him to Anfield.
Apart from the aforementioned pair, Everton, as well as Swansea, have joined the race, while Roma, Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund, and Napoli are all clubs outside of England also interested in the attacker.
Ayew alerted a number of teams courtesy of his performances at the World Cup, along with comments about his decision to snub a contract extension in hopes of securing a move elsewhere.
He has been a regular player for Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa, and has already scored seven goals while providing two assists over the course of the current campaign.