Chelsea in £16m swoop for Nigerian World Cup star

Chelsea are hoping to secure a deal for Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike, according to Metro.

The 27-year-old has impressed for Nigeria in Brazil this summer, helping them reach the knockout stages, and has impressed Blues boss Jose Mourinho in the process, sparking him to table a £16m offer for the striker.

The striker joined the Turkish side last summer in a £10million deal from Spartak Moscow and has admitted he has always dreamed of playing in the Premier League.

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He said: “I have always dreamed of playing in England.

“If I get the opportunity to play in England – I wouldn’t turn it down.”

And Fenerbahce are reportedly ready to accept a quick profit on the striker as Mourinho hopes to complete a deal within the next week to 10 days.

Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of the striker, who netted 12 goals and assisted nine in the Turkish Premier League last season, and sees him as an ideal player to bolster his strike options at Stamford Bridge.


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