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Chelsea linked with Swansea City's leading goalscorer

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The first goal Chelsea conceded in this season's horrendous Premier League campaign was against Swansea City, in the opening match at Stamford Bridge.  Chelsea had been in the lead, thanks to an Oscar goal, but André Ayew (in his debut for the club) brought the Swans level.  While Chelsea immediately regained the lead thanks a lucky bounce and an own goal, our luck quickly dried up after that.  I'm not going to recount everything that happened afterwards to protect my sanity.

So, André Ayew already ticks the box for the first requirement to be signed by Chelsea, scoring against Chelsea.  Ayew would score eleven more times to finish as Swansea's leading goalscorer for the season, but apparently his future is not set in South Wales and local sources have name-dropped Chelsea along the likes of West Ham and Sunderland as teams said to be interested.

Ayew himself has claimed he "feels good" at Swansea but didn't exactly rule out a more ambitious move.

"I feel good at Swansea. I count on staying in England. It is a tough league, but it is the best."

"Do I dream about going to a bigger club? At one moment or another, every player dreams about that, like I had at Marseille, when we played in the Champions League. So yes, at one moment or another, I will go after that. There are clubs that are interested."

-André Ayew; source: South Wales Evening Post

The 26-year-old André Ayew comes from footballing royalty (his father is Abedi Pele) and is not to be confused with his younger brother Jordan who was relegated with Aston Villa.  While André is no doubt a talented player (and he gave César Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic the runaround on that opening day, as many others would throughout the season), this doesn't exactly strike me as an ambitious or even useful signing.  Next!

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