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West Ham news: Emenike bid hinges on loan deal
29th July 2013 2:48pm BST
West Ham United will get the green light to sign Spartak Moscow forward Emmanuel Emenike, so long as the Russian club can recall striker Artem Dzuyba from a loan.
Reports in Russia on Monday linked Premier League side West Ham with a bid for Spartak's Nigerian international forward Emenike.
SportsDirect News has since learned the transfer appears increasingly likely, with Spartak expected to be open to a deal.
A Spartak source said the transfer may hinge on Spartak recalling Russia international striker Dzyba from a loan deal at FC Rostov, however.
The source explained: “Currently, Spartak has two very similar players playing at centre-forward, Emenike and Yuri Movsisyan.
“At the moment Emenike looks much stronger, especially after Saturday’s win over Dynamo Moscow [4-1)].
“However, another centre-forward at Spartak, Dzyuba, was recently loaned to FC Rostov for this season.
The source continued: “He has scored six goals in his first three matches for Rostov and currently is the best goal-scorer in the league.
“If Dzyuba continues to play like he does now, the chances that Spartak will take him back are high.
“Spartak will have three players in the same position and if they get a good offer from an English club, I would not exclude the possibility of selling Emenike."
The source also confirmed reports that Spartak are planning to hold out for a profit on the deal they struck with Turkish side Fenerbahce to bring Emenike to Russia in 2011.
"The story is very close to the true situation", the source said.
“I doubt that Spartak would sell him for less than €15 million [£13m] because he was bought for a little less than €10m [£8.5m]."
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