West Brom boss Di Matteo priced out of Ayew deal
The News of the World says West Brom contacted the French giants regarding the availability of their Ghana World Cup star Andre Ayew but were told to forget about it unless they had £12.5million to spend.
Ironically, the Baggies were offered Ayew, 20, on loan at the start of last season but turned their noses up at the prospect and the player instead diverted to Ligue 1 outfit AC Arles-Avignon.
However after the Ghanaian winger was shortlisted for Best Young Player of the tournament in South Africa, Di Matteo tried to rekindle a move.
Marseille's response was to not only to up their asking price, but to also make Ayew completely unavailable for loan.