Chelsea Launch €20m Bid For Striker Who Wont Turn Down Move To England

By on June 27, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Chelsea make move for Nigerian striker.

Image: Express

Chelsea have made a €20m (£16m) bid for Emmanuel Emenike with the Fenerbahce striker ‘dreaming’ of playing in the Premier League, according to reports.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho made no secret of his desire to change-up his strike-force this summer after criticising his current forwards last season, saying he didn’t have any ‘real strikers’ at his disposal despite having Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o at the club.

Widespread reports claim that Spain striker Diego Costa is heading to Chelsea in a £32m deal from Atletico Madrid but it appears Mourinho is also looking to bring in another forward this summer and Emenike has emerged as a key target.

The Express are one of several newspapers who are reporting today that Chelsea have launched a move for the Nigerian hitman and have tested Fenerbahce’s resolve with a  €20m (£16m) bid.

The 27-year-old only moved to Turkey a year ago from Spartak Moscow and scored 12 goals and provided 9 assists in 28 appearances last season. It remains to be seem whether Chelsea’s offer will be enough to persuade Fenerbahce to cash-in but if a deal can be agreed between the two clubs, it appears Emenike will jump at the chance of moving to England.

“I have always dreamed of playing in England.

“If I get the opportunity to play in England – I wouldn’t turn it down.” Emenike is quoted as saying by the Express

Emenike is currently over in Brazil and helped guide Nigeria into the knockout stages of the World Cup, despite a 3-2 defeat to Argentina on Wednesday night, so it’s likely any potential deal will have to wait until the Nigerians are knocked out of the tournament – which could come as early as Monday when they take on an impressive French side in the last 16.

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The powerful striker would certainly add some physicality to the Chelsea squad and no doubt he’ll attract a few comparisons to Didier Drogba, but he’s got a long way to go before he surpasses what the Ivorian achieved at Stamford Bridge.

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13 Comments

  1. ojablow

    June 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    when u have already completed the signing of diego costa 25,y going 4 emenike dat is 27 i will employ chelsea 2 sign divock origi dat is just 19 years of age.

  2. olowomuke ilerioluwa

    June 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    i think Emenike ll be the right backup for Diego Costa bcos of his power and speed

  3. Obinon

    June 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    “Anyway the deal Will have to wait till Nigeria is knocked out of the championship”. What a poor article.It never occured to you that the world cup belongs to Nigeria

    • benson blakes

      June 28, 2014 at 9:43 am

      my broder that writer seems to be a biggest fool ever and should be sacked

  4. iday

    June 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    jus hop u eat ur words come monday,hw on earth cud u use such insulting words on nigeria,where is spain,italy,portugal,england etc dat are wc favorites?amatuer like u

    • Febaco

      June 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Dn’t mine them, wat happen 2 ivory cst wen Nig. Play against them in de nation cup will rept. It self on monday.

  5. back2sender

    June 28, 2014 at 12:12 am

    what a poor report. By the way where is your own country? Are they still in brazil?. Nons***e! Haters

  6. db

    June 28, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Poor 1 indeed u should go and check your diary france hv never won nigeria in their history

  7. Mansay

    June 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

    D match is it must win to Nigeria

  8. benson blakes

    June 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    that writer seems to be the biggest fool ever and should be sacked, he need to grow up from bush mentality

  9. Gonzalez

    June 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    so it’s likely any potential deal will have to wait until the Nigerians are knocked out of the tournamen,… useless article.

  10. Spiff

    June 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    D world belong to Nigeria.

  11. Spiff

    June 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Emenike would be a better option for chelsea than R.lukaku.

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