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Chelsea Linked With Another Striker. Not Costa

Reports have surfaced in Turkey suggesting Chelsea Football Club have joined the race for Fenerbahçe striker Emmanuel Emenike.

According to Turkish sports daily Fanatik, the 27-year-old Nigerian international has caught the eyes of Chelsea scouts at the World Cup in Brazil with his impressive technique and imposing physique.

Usual suspects including Arsenal, Tottenham, Juventus and Zenit St Petersburg are also mentioned to be monitoring the big striker's progress at the mundial, and he has previously said his dream is to play in the Premier League.

"I have always dreamed of playing in the Premier League," Emenike said to the Turkish press.
'If I get the opportunity to play in England I wouldn't turn it down."

Emenike has been in impressive form for club and country — 12 goals and 9 assists in 28 Super Lig matches and 9 goals in 24 internationals — and provided the assist for Nigeria's 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina to put the West Africans on the brink of qualification for the knockout stage of the World Cup.

A technically gifted and tactically flexible striker who isn't afraid of competition and is comfortable playing out wide, as a lone marksman or just behind a main striker, he would add the vital verve to our attack and deepen a strikeforce which largely flattered to deceive last term.

Thus, if he goes on to impress further in Brazil, it isn't hard to imagine the Chelsea front office snapping up this guy.

For whatever it is worth, this one seems a rather interesting link as Jose Mourinho loves to have big strikers amongst his strikers corps, as such you can trust us to keep you posted on developments if/when they become available.

So Chelsea fans, would you rather have this guy understudy Diego Costa instead of, say, Fernando Torres or Romelu Lukaku?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Josh_Mou  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 24 2014

Time: 5:26PM

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Lmao!!!! Not happening
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24/06/2014 17:40:00

I know him and in my opinion he is yet another Kalou.
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24/06/2014 17:45:00

No disrespect, if Jose prefers a physical striker, then I'd rather keep Demba BA or recall Lukaku.
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24/06/2014 18:00:00

He is powerful, he's got pace. He will be a nice addiction to the team.
Isaac Ijekhuemen
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24/06/2014 18:15:00

No to him.
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24/06/2014 18:28:00

Big NO to him.. Like syed righly said.. I will rather keep ba rather signin eminike
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24/06/2014 19:06:00

Good player bt nt sure he'll add anytin new to our team as we already av Lukaku, Costa (if we complete d deal) who are very much like him. I'll rather prefer Alexis Sanchez....... He'll offer us a different approach as a striker/winger
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24/06/2014 19:18:00

Emenike to Chelsea ??? Oh please... He's just another Yakubu.. Would be good for a team like Stoke or West Ham...
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24/06/2014 19:40:00

no to emenike...mou should jst snap up costa nd we have a more physical player like lukaku...
Anifowose Adewale Sa
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24/06/2014 19:48:00

NO Emineke is *****. Don't compare him to Yakubu because Yakubu was a good PL ST. Emineke on the other hand is nothing like Yakubu. He'd just be another ST that plays well but never scores. *cough Heskey Altidore *cough
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24/06/2014 21:13:00

All power, no style. No to Emenike.
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25/06/2014 02:33:00

anywyas this guy is a team player but so is bony ... its up-to jose now
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25/06/2014 03:45:00

Okenah Omos
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25/06/2014 06:40:00

Team players in the Nigeria team? Really? All I've seen are greedy players who want to take all the glory.
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25/06/2014 07:35:00

@FV...does that include ur FAV Mikel also???
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25/06/2014 08:25:00

I would love to have Emenike in our club.. biased sentiments you might say. He is powerful, quick and not afraid to shoot from distance (unlike the lot we have now) he is not too different from Demba Ba except that he is stronger and not prone to the "falling fit" like Demba. He is as powerful as lukaku, very fast, and certainly has more technique than Lukaku and a better team player. He can also play on the right wing and his not averse to harwork. With Mourinho as his coach, he would even become better and he would be cheap around 15m. if we are selling lukaku and Ba, Emenike would be an option i will consider. The only other player that would be better in terms of stat would be Bony.. Now that is a striker i would take before Emenike... Sentiments or no Sentiments.
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25/06/2014 09:19:00

Lets get Mikel to talk to him now.. Like i said earlier, i would prefer Bony; however Swansea aren't going to be letting him leave without us paying some outrageous fee like 30m or thereabouts. This is a guy that scored a good number of goals last season and with the price quoted for Shaw and Llalana, we should expect Swansea to quote a high price. Emenike on the other hand would be a cheaper alternative especially if we sell Ba and Lukaku. He won't be afraid fight for his shirt( cough Lukaku cough), he is powerful and very hardworking, he can play on the wing and also as a striker. You won't hear him complain if he is made the 3rd choice striker.. it will only make him to work harder to gain a spot in the starting 11. I won't mind him as a replacement for the "Complete Striker".
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25/06/2014 09:30:00

Guys again I bring Jackson Martinez to the table. He will be a fantastic buy. Strong on both feet and head. Typical of JM type striker. Like a bazaar...he's going
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25/06/2014 09:35:00

i would choose him as a third or second striker for sure considering we lack powerful guys
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25/06/2014 09:37:00

Overrated Jackson Martinez. You see Chelsea scrapping the bottom of the barrel again after Willian and Salah?
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25/06/2014 09:41:00

Emenike will run, run, run etc. Enough of those kinds of players. The next striker signing should be able to play at #10 if needed.
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25/06/2014 09:43:00

Exa ctly who do you prefer FV.......just curious. Just give a name or two.
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25/06/2014 09:46:00

Somebody will make such a comment now, 'Lukaku>Martinez or Lukaku>Eminike' etc etc.
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25/06/2014 09:54:00

McQuinnChels reminds me of HGH.....nice to have you back, if im right.
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25/06/2014 11:06:00

No for me what the problem is with African players although talented they go missing for a month in the middle of our season to play in the African cup
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25/06/2014 22:05:00

Lukaku us better than Emineke. There's a reason why Emineke is 27 and only ever played in Russia and Turkey. He got 12 goals and 9 assists last season in the TURKISH league. Lukaku got 15 goals and 6 assists playing for Everton in the PL. Plus he's only 21 so has potential. The people who are saying lets get Emineke he'd be a great 3rd choice ST are ridiculous. I think that with Torres/ba/lukaku we have enough players who are 2nd/3rd choice ST material. We need a 1st choice ST not another fkin backup.
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26/06/2014 03:53:00

*are ridiculously biased
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26/06/2014 03:54:00


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