West Ham United and Fenerbahce are chasing Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike.
West Ham United have joined Fenerbahce in trying to capture Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike.
Hammers manager Sam Allardyce is interested in bringing in another forward to the club after Carlton Cole’s departure this summer, according to Russian newspaper Izvestia.
Emenike missed most of Spartak’s league games last season due to injury, but is back to scoring ways in the new campaign with two in three games.
The London side have been in talks with Lille over the signing of Salomon Kalou, but a deal has yet to materialise.
Allardyce has now allegedly targeted the Nigerian goal scorer as a likely signing.
Izvestia claim that West Ham face competition from Fenerbahce for Emenike, with the Turkish club already in negotiations with the striker according to board member Talat Yilmaz.
“We are in talks with Cardozo and Emenike and we hope to reach an agreement with one of them by next week,” Yilmaz said.
“The transfer fee will be covered by the board members and close associates of the club,” he continued.
The 26-year-old forward has previously been at Fenerbahce in 2011, having joined from Karabukspor, but was sold to Spartak for €10 million without featuring in a single match for the club.
Emenike still has three-years left on his contract with Spartak.