Chelsea looking to beat Arsenal and Spurs to World Cup striker valued at £16m

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Chelsea will reportedly make a £16m offer for Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike - who is also wanted by Arsenal and Spurs.

Emenike, 27, has become a well known name in recent years having scored plenty of goals for Spartak Moscow, where his combined record is an impressive 33 goals in 60 games. With nine goals in 21 games heading into the World Cup, he was also expected to impress in Brazil this summer.

Yet after three games, Emenike has still yet to score a goal for Nigeria, despite Stephen Keshi's side making it out of Group F and into the knockout stages. Whereas usually it's players scoring goals who attract interest from big clubs, the situation with Emenike is something of a twist in that since the World Cup began, the interest in him as increased exponentially - despite the lack of goals.

Earlier this week, reports in Turkey suggested that North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham were both eyeing moves for Emenike, as respective managers Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino both seek to improve their attacking options having struggled at times in that department last season.

And now, according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of the Nigerian, and will submit a £16m bid to try and sign him - disappointing their London rivals in the process.

The Blues will no doubt overhaul their attack this summer - after all, Samuel Eto'o has already left the club after his contract expired, whilst Demba Ba and Fernando Torres could both be sold after they struggled to find he back of the net on a regular basis last season.

Whilst Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa appears to be on his way to West London, Mourinho must also add another striker to his ranks - and whilst some may question the £16m fee for Emenike, his combination of pace and power makes him the ideal striker for Mourinho's lone striker system.

Arsenal and Spurs will both prefer to play the ball on the deck under Wenger and Pochettino, and Mourinho's more physical approach will surely suit Emenike perfectly. For an alternative to Costa, Chelsea could certainly do a lot worse than bag the Nigerian hitman.

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