West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has revealed that he is uncertain whether Fenerbahçe are prepared to release his Nigerian target Emmanuel Emenike.
Bilic while admitting that he is fond of the former Nigerian international was also quick to state that no agreement has been reached with the powerful striker.
“There is no agreement with Emenike he is an important player but Fenerbahçe may need an extra striker and I am uncertain if they will release him,” Bilic told Fanatik.
West Ham are reported to have made a loan bid for Emenike to sign him until the end of the season with a future buyout clause according to SkySports.
Bilic’s is very familiar with the 28-year old as he was playing for Fenerbahce when Bilic managed their rivals, Besiktas; and Emenike was at Spartak Moscow when Bilic was the manager of cross-town rivals, Locomotive.
The Hammers already have a Nigerian in their fold – Victor Moses – and will be looking to complete a loan move for his compatriot.
He scored seven times in 11 appearances for Al Ain but has returned to Turkey following the opening of the winter transfer window.