By Jonty Banks

1st Feb, 2023 | 2:10pm

Everton transfer for Andre Ayew a '50/50' chance amid other Premier League interest

Andre Ayew’s chances of becoming Sean Dyche’s first signing as Everton manager are “50/50” amid other Premier League interest, according to the Daily Mail.

The former Swansea and West Ham striker is expected to arrive in England on Wednesday to seal a free transfer, with the Ghanaian holding talks with Kevin Thelwell and Everton chiefs already.

Everton were the only club to sign a player in the January transfer window and are now considering an offer to Ayew until the end of the season.

The Daily Mail (Wednesday 1 February) wrote: “However, there are no guarantees that the former Swansea and West Ham star will – as expected – join Everton with rival top-flight clubs having registered an interest.

“Ayew’s expected switch to Everton is currently rated at 50/50.

“Ayew shares a close relationship with Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper following their time together at Swansea. Cooper may be tempted into a reunion with Ayew.”

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The prospect of Ayew signing for Everton in the coming days won’t send chins wagging, but it could be the type of signing who could add some much-needed depth to Dyche’s ranks.

The 33-year-old is a proven Premier League goalscorer and is a clinical finisher in the final third.

Although not an exciting prospect, it could be a shrewd move if the Toffees were able to lure him to Merseyside ahead of the other unnamed Premier League clubs.

With Anthony Gordon now plying his trade in Newcastle and Dominic Calvert-Lewin no closer to his return to form, Dyche desperately needs an attacking alternative who he could turn to from the bench.

Ayew would likely be seen as an upgrade on Neal Maupay and would be the perfect foil to Calvert-Lewin in Dyche’s preferred 4-4-2 formation. A move, therefore, makes sense for all parties, and supporters may well come to admire the ex-Swans forward.