United and Barca chasing Ayew
Man Utd and Barcelona have both got winger Andre Ayew on their radars, according to reports in France.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 06/05/11 2:58pm
Manchester United and Barcelona have both got highly-rated Marseille winger Andre Ayew on their radars, according to reports in the French media.
The 21-year-old Ghana international has turned heads across Europe after impressing for the French giants in Ligue 1 this season.
United and Barca, who will meet in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley later this month, are thought to be the two clubs set to battle it out for his signature in the summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson is a reported fan of the young left-winger and his French scouts are understood to have watched him in action for Marseille several times over the current season.
And Ayew is also on the wish-list of Primera Liga giants Barca, who are preparing to launch a €9million (£8m) bid for his services, according to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport.
The midfielder, a youth product at Marseille and the eldest son of former Ghana captain Adebi Pele, admits he has been overwhelmed by the stories linking him with the two European heavyweights.
He told skysports.com: "It is fantastic to hear these stories, even if it's just through newspapers.
"I am delighted to be linked with two powerhouses of world football. It means I have improved.
"I have not got a favourite, I am just speechless!
"It would be a dream to join one of them, but I am living the dream here with Marseille as well and also looking forward to a strong finish to the season."
Ayew spent last term on loan with Arles Avignon, helping them to promotion, and could be destined for more success with title challengers Marseille this season.
But the winger believes the interest in his services is largely a result of him playing for Ghana at the World Cup last summer.
"Do not forget last season, I was playing at Arles Avignon in the second division," he added.
"The World Cup has made me realise my potential. It is a dream to play for Marseille and I love every minute of it."