Report suggests West Ham's Emmanuel Emenike won't earn long-term deal this summer

West Ham striker Emmanuel Emenike is reportedly likely to return to Fenerbahce this summer.

According to The Mirror, West Ham United loanee Emmanuel Emenike is unlikely to win a permanent deal with the club this summer.

Emenike, 28, cut his loan deal with Al Ain short in January, and was snapped up by West Ham, who brought him in on loan until the end of the season to ease their injury woes up front.

The Nigerian international had been very familiar to manager Slaven Bilic, as whilst the Croatian was in charge of Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas, Emenike was playing for Spartak Moscow and Fenerbahce, meaning the two crossed paths before finally working together at West Ham.

So far, Emenike has two goals to his name, both of which came against Blackburn Rovers in a 5-1 FA Cup win, and the return to fitness of Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia led to him being a substitute against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Now, The Mirror claim that Emenike is unlikely to win a permanent deal with the Hammers and will return to Fenerbahce at the end of the season, with West Ham instead looking to sign players like Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi and Alexandre Lacazette.

Intriguingly, Turkish outlet Bursada Bugun recently suggested that West Ham were contractually obliged to sign Emenike permanently for £8.5m this summer once he played ten Premier League games. Emenike has currently played six Premier League games, and it will be interesting to see what West Ham's plans for him are in the coming weeks, if they are indeed planning to let him go back to Fenerbahce this summer.

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