Olympique Marseille coach Elie Baup not keen to lose star winger.
Olympique Marseille coach Elie Baup has announced he has no intention to sell Andre Ayew.
Baup’s stubbornness in playing Ayew out of position on the wing rather as a central forward has put the pair at loggerheads, and resulted in Ghanaian being linked with a move to the Premier League.
However, Baup has now categorically confirmed that the player will not be permitted to leave.
If pre-season is anything to go by, Baup will also resist giving the want-away striker any special treatment as he continues to feature on the flanks.
“Who has promised to change our structure? Certainly not me,” Baup told the Daily Express.
Ayew’s disruptive relationship with Marseille and the management may reignite interest from Premier League sides, with his side rejected a £5m offer from Arsenal for Ayew back in 2010.
Last month Ayew aired his desire that Liverpool would be the club to bring him to the English Premier League.
“The English league would be a dream,” said Ayew.
“It is the most followed league in Ghana so, yes; I have a big preference for England. I’ve always supported Liverpool.”
Ayew netted ten goals in 39 appearances for Marseille last season.