By Craig Scott

16th Dec, 2019 | 6:00pm

Leeds ready offer to sign international player previously managed by Bielsa - report

Leeds United are readying a “lucrative offer” to sign Swansea forward Andre Ayew in the January transfer window, according to GhanaSoccerNet.

The Ghanaian news outlet claims that Marcelo Bielsa is determined to sign the 29-year-old, who he worked with during his spell in charge of Marseille.

It is understood that Bielsa and Ayew have a “strong relationship” and that it would not take the Ghana international any time to adapt should he switch to Elland Road next month.

However this reported interest might be something that Leeds fans need to take with a pinch of salt as GhanaSoccerNet claims that Swansea are not keen on selling Ayew.

The report also says that the former West Ham attacker is happy at the Liberty Stadium.

Ayew has been in good form for Swansea this season, scoring nine goals and supplying four assists in 21 appearances across all competitions.

However, due to Financial Fair Play restrictions and the fact that Bielsa does not appear to be keen to do much business in January unless Eddie Nketiah is recalled by Arsenal, it would seem very unlikely that Ayew would head to West Yorkshire in the New Year.

Maybe he is someone who the Whites revisit in the summer if they have promotion to the Premier League secured.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has raved about this player linked to Leeds by Phil Hay.