Jordan Ayew's agent has confirmed that Aston Villa have placed a bid for Lorient striker Jordan Ayew, and may have signaled that it has been accepted. Mark McKay, who represents Ayew, said to the Birmingham Mail that Villa have made an offer and that "we are hoping Jordan will be allowed to travel from Lorient to Birmingham tonight to discuss personal terms."
It's hard to imagine Ayew being allowed to discuss personal terms unless the two clubs had agreed on a deal, so one of two things is happening here. The first is that a deal has been reached, nice and easy. The second is that one hasn't, but it's close enough that McKay thinks he can push it to the finish line with a little bit of public pressure.
Either way, this whole deal looks to be moving quickly. With cash in hand from the sale of Christian Benteke to Liverpool, Aston Villa could conceivably announce a deal before the weekend is over. We'll let you know if anything happens, of course.