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Transfers of Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Source: Ghanasoccernet

Birmingham City, Everton, Fulham after Dede Ayew

Three English clubs are among the many European sides seeking to sign Ghanaian midfielder Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew from French giants Marseille.

According to the source Birmingham City, Everton and Fulham have all approached Marseille to sign the son of legend Abedi Pele.

A football agent with extensive experience in transfers deal between English and French clubs has told Ghanasoccernet exclusively.

The Ghanaian youngster has excelled while on loan at second division side Arles Avignon but his performance during the U20 World Cup and Africa Cup Nations has heightened interest.

Ayew is reported to have snubbed a new offer tabled by Marseille to renew his expiring contract with a permanent offer from Arles unlikely to be accepted by Marseille.

But the agent has said revealed that with many offers on the table for the youngster, he is likely to demand of pound of flesh.

“Birmingham City, Everton and Fulham have all sent their representatives to talk to Marseille about Andre,” the French-Cameroonian top agent told Ghanasoccernet under conditions of anonymity.

“I think his performance at the World Youth Championship and also the Africa Cup of Nations have shown that he is matured for the top level.

“But his agents are being difficult because his price could go higher after the World Cup which the English clubs want to avoid. “They have sent scouts to watch him in many matches he has played in including the Youth Cup and the Cup of Nations.”

Ayew’s contract with Marseille is expected to end next year