Turkish giants, Fenerbahce has reportedly asked West Ham United to pay £7 million for former Nigerian international, Emmanuel Emenike to secure his signature.
According to The Sun, the East London side has held talks with the bulky striker who plays on loan for Al Ain of Abu Dhabi.
The Sun claimed that Emenike has been in London this week in order to negotiate a deal.
“Hammers boss, Slaven Bilic knows Emenike from his time in Turkey as Besiktas manager and the striker has emerged as a possible January signing,” said the report.
“Fenerbahce want at least £7million for their striker on a permanent deal or thrash out terms for another loan.”
Emenike, who joined the UAE side last July on a loan deal was booed by a section of some fans last November as they believed he was not a good replacement for Ghanaian Asamoah Gyan, who scored 128 goals, won three domestic league titles and emerged the top scorer in the Arabian Gulf League three times in a four-year spell.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner however, received the backing of Al Ain manager, Zlatko Dalic after the drama.
West Ham which boasts another Nigerian international, Victor Moses (also on loan from Chelsea) would unveil a new striker next week as Emenike is believed to be among the players to be considered.
Joint-chairman, David Sullivan however, reveals the quality of striker that West Ham needs to bolster its attack.
“We are looking long-term for a 20-goal-a-season striker. There’s a possibility that a striker will come in on loan in the next seven days, with an option to buy. He’s an overseas striker. He has played in higher leagues but it may not happen. When they are all fit, we probably have too many strikers anyway,” he told told Sky Sports.