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Football | Ghana

Andre Ayew to leave Marseille



Coppa Italia champions Napoli 'really want' Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew after increasing reports in European media.

Rumours that Napoli Sporting Director Riccardo Bijon flew to Marseille to offer €10 million for the 24-year-old Ghanaian have been confirmed as true by respected French journalist Fabrice Lamperti.

"This rumour is true," Lamperti, who works for La Provence, told Italian publication CalcioNapoli24.it.

"OM confirmed they were approached by Napoli emissaries for Andre Ayew, though at the moment no other details have emerged."

The journalist also gave context of Marseill's current monetary situation, which is not rosy.

"Marseille absolutely need to recoup €7 million before June 30 to wipe out their debts," he said.

"Andre Ayew has a contract with Marseille until June 30, 2015. The club needs to sell before June 30, 2014 to balance the books."

"At the moment there is just one concrete offer for Ayew that was not denied: Newcastle United put €7 million on the table last summer."

Lamperti, however, concluded by reaffirming Ayew's much documented wish of playing in England, which could play a huge role in where he moves to this summer.

"However, Ayew had always said he’d prefer to play in the Premier League."

Andre Ayew was named Marseille Player of the Month last month and has enjoyed a rich vein of form since returning from an injury layout earlier this year.

Incoming Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly offered to make Ayew, who has bagged seven goals in 27 games in all competitions - the captain of the club in order to tie him down at the Stade Velodrome.

Ayew is expected to play a crucial role in Ghana's upcoming 2014 World Cup campaign.

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