Nigerian international Emmanuel Emenike is reportedly on his way to a popular English Premier League club and the 28-year-old could put pen to paper before the January transfer window closes.

Emenike, who has scored 80 career club goals in 183 appearances, has been strongly linked with West Ham United who are also considering moves for former Chelsea striker Demba Ba and Corinthians’ Alexandre Pato.

He had previously played in Russia and Turkey, and has been on loan at Al Ain in Abu Dhabi from Fenerbahce but the deal is being cut short so he can seal a move to the Premier League ‘in the next seven days’ according to West Ham Joint-chairman David Sullivan.

“We are looking long-term for a 20 goals-a-season striker,” he told Sky Sports on Tuesday afternoon.

“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.”

Allsoccerplanet understands Emenike’s agent was in London earlier this week as he gets closer to sealing a move to Upton Park where he would team-up with Super Eagles team-mate Victor Moses.

Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll are currently on the sidelines for the Hammers.


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