Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike nears West Ham loan move - sources
West Ham United's move for Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike has moved a step closer after Fenerbahce agreed to loan him out, sources have told ESPN FC.
The Hammers have made a bid to take Fenerbahce striker Emenike on loan for the rest of the season, but the move needed the agreement of Fenerbahce and Al-Ain as the 28-year-old had been on loan at the United Arab Emirates club.
Al-Ain have agreed to cut short his loan deal, and sources in Turkey have told ESPN FC that Fenerbahce have agreed to allow Emenike to go out on loan again to West Ham with the option of a permanent deal.
THE BEST OF ESPN FC
- Bell: Liverpool fans make themselves heard
- Cox: Leicester improving | Why Poch should stay
- Okwonga: Man United's market | City's title hopes
- Laurens: PSG's pre-UCL issues | Hertha's curse
- Highlights (U.S. only): Stuttgart 1-3 BVB
- FC TV: Champions League W2W4 | LVG wrong
- News | Transfer | Toe Poke | Fantasy | FC TV | Podcast | MLS
The two clubs remain locked in talks as they try to agree a loan fee before the transfer window slams shut on Feb. 1, with sources telling ESPN FC that Emenike has already agreed personal terms with West Ham to make the switch to Upton Park.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is looking to add to his striking options before the close of the transfer window with Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho on the sidelines, and the Hammers are hopeful of finalising a move for Emenike.