Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew

Liverpool are reportedly preparing a move in signing Marseille winger Andre Ayew this summer, according to the Express.

The 24-year-old scored six goals and registered three assists from 25 league appearances last season. Although he has one more year left on his contract with the Ligue 1 club, the player has already expressed his desire to leave the club.

The report claims Marseille are looking to allow Ayew leave this summer to raise transfer funds in bringing new players to the club.

The French outfit are looking for a fee around £10m to part ways with the Ghanaian international and want the sale of the player by the end of this month.

The same report also indicates that Newcastle United are also keen on landing Ayew and are looking to challenge Liverpool for his signature.

However, the Reds are looking to tempt Ayew with the Champions League football next season and beat Newcastle for the Ghanaian player's services.

Nevertheless, the Marseille winger has no secret desire to make a switch in England and says it is his dream to play in the Premier League.

"The Premier League is a league every player dreams about. The English league is the one most followed in Ghana. It's true that I have a real preference for England," the Express quoted Ayew as saying.

"I like everything about it; the atmosphere, the game, the fans. There is a lot of intensity. It is a beautiful championship," he said.

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend John Barnes says the Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson would be a key player for England during the World Cup. The midfielder has been picked up Roy Hodgson after having an impressive season with Brendan Rodgers' side.

"Brendan Rodgers has to take a lot of credit for Jordan's development. It's the same with Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge. You can see how they have benefited from working with him," Barnes said.

"But, of course, Jordan is playing for England rather than Liverpool. Will he be able to play the same way for England? We don't know. But with his energy, I think he could be very important in Brazil," he added.