Sunderland has shown keen interest in signing Swansea star Andre Ayew and have offered Fabio Borini plus £ 10 million to sign the Ghanaian International, according to reports in England.
Ayew has been impressive for the Welsh club this season scoring eight goals in the League so far.
Sunderland coach Sam Allardyce is looking to beef up his squad with a striker and a defender in the ongoing transfer window.
The Black Cats have been pursing the Black Stars captain for weeks and according to reports have made an approach.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce in an interview on the reported move said,“I can’t speculate on that. Me saying I’m willing to use Fabio would upset Fabio; me saying that Ayew is definitely someone I want for this club means that Swansea could say I have upset this player by saying that I actually want him.”
Meanwhile, Swansea City coach Steve Cooper is interested in having Borini at the club but is reluctant to allow Ayew leave as part of the transfer.
Sam Allardyce also confirmed that it will be difficult for Swansea City to allow their star man leave the club in the ongoing window.
“Fabio would be one of a number of players whose name has been mentioned,” said Curtis. “But the talk of Andre going there as some sort of part of the deal is wide of the mark.
“I spoke to the chairman just to clarify the situation and he assures me that there is no way that Andre will be allowed to leave during this window.
“On that basis, whether Fabio was part of a deal involving Andre I don’t know, but certainly Andre is out of the deal.”