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Sports News of Thursday, 24 January 2019


Fenerbahce not willing to sign Andre Ayew permanently

Andre Ayew is on loan at Fenerbahce Andre Ayew is on loan at Fenerbahce

Fenerbahçe have decided against signing Andre Ayew on a permanent basis with the forward set to return to Swansea City at the end of the season, understands.

Manager Ersun Yanal has told the club's board the 29-year-old is no longer part of his long-term plans, meaning he will return to England when his loan deal expires in the summer.

The Ghana international joined the Istanbul-based side on a season-long loan following the relegation of the Swans from the Premier League.

Ayew's future has come under the spotlight despite scoring four goals in 16 matches for The Yellow-Navy Blues.

Fenerbahce legend Ridvan Dilmen has surprisingly told the Turkish Super Lig side not to sign Ghana star Andre Ayew on a permanent basis.

During the last transfer window, the Super Lig side reached an agreement with Swansea so they could purchase the forward outright for €17m, but this no longer seems an option.

Fenerbahce are currently experiencing one of the worst seasons in their history and find themselves in a relegation fight going into the second half of the campaign.

Ayew is contracted to the Swans until June 2021.