Report: West Ham United eye Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew of Aston Villa looks on during the pre season friendly between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on July 28, 2015
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A report claims that Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew is a summer transfer target of West Ham United.

West Ham United have reportedly added Jordan Ayew to their shortlist of summer transfer targets.

In what has been a disastrous campaign for Championship-bound Aston Villa, frontman Ayew has come out of it with a degree of credit due to the fact that he has scored six Premier League goals.

According to The Telegraph, those performances have captured the attention of the Hammers, who also scouted the 24-year-old prior to his switch to Villa Park last year.

The report adds that Ayew may potentially replace Diafra Sakho, who is said to have grown frustrated with life in East London.

Even if they secure Ayew's services, it is believed that West Ham are keen to sign another big-name forward ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

Diafra Sakho of West Ham United scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on September 19, 2015
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