English Premier League heavyweights, Chelsea, are reportedly competing with Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, to sign Ghanaian winger Andre Ayew, who is the second son of the three-time winner of the African footballer of the Year award and a member of the FIFA 100 (a list of the 100 best players in the history of football, as chosen by Brazilin legend, Pele).
Ayew, 21, has been a huge hit in the French league, since his transfer to Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille and has attracted the interests of a number of English, Spanish and German clubs after a host of impressive performances in a season that has already seen him score five times.
The Ghanaian international has also been used as a striker by Marseille and now Chelsea boss, Andre Villas-Boas, is looking to land the youngster to replace outgoing Nicolas Anelka, who recently handed in a written transfer request and looks set to leave Stamford Bridge in January.
It is believed that a bid of around £10 million will be enough to sign the player and, according to media reports in France, the London club is in top position to do so, when the transfer window opens in January. German club, Bayern, will have to increase their reported offer, if they really want the player.
Meanwhile, according to a footylatest.com report, Chelsea's domestic rivals, Arsenal, are their next big competitors for the player.
André Morgan Rami Ayew, who arrived at Marseille in 2007 from Ghanaian club Nania, has made 70 appearances for the French club and has managed to find the back of the net 23 times.