Swansea City coach Francesco Guidolin hopes that 26-year-old Ghana star André Ayew will remain at the club, but persistent interest from other teams could threaten this.

The Ghana international enjoyed a great season in the English Premier League last term, joining from Marseille before scoring 12 goals as the club’s top scorer.

His performances at Swansea have increased his value and appeal, with other clubs keen to capture the son of African football legend Abedi Pele during the current transfer window.

Andre Ayew is tackled by Nicolas Otamendi during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City on May 15, 2016 © Getty

The likes of Chelsea, West Ham United and Sunderland have all revealed interest in the attacking player who was on target in Swansea’s 5-1 friendly win over Bristol Rovers on the weekend.

Speaking about Ayew, Guidolin admitted that he hoped he would stay at the Welsh club:

‘André is a good guy and a good player, I hope he stays with us but I don’t know. It is important to keep him, but it is not my job,’ Guidolin explained.

‘My job is to train and to get the team to play well and to get good results. I am confident he will stay.’