Liverpool Line Up Bid for £10m Nigerian International Emmanuel Emenike

Spartak Moscow forward on Anfield radar.

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Liverpool are weighing up a possible bid for Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike according to the Daily Express.

This source believes such a move would be with a view to replacing Uruguayan hot-shot Luis Suarez, who is being strongly linked with interest from both Man City and Barcelona.

Emenike was in top form during the Africa Cup of Nations, where he finished joint top scorer with four goals as his Nigerian side triumphed in South Africa.

Russian paper Izvestia claim Emenike has a price tag in the region of £10m, which would appear to be well within Liverpool’s transfer budget.

Emenike has had something of a controversial career to date, having been charged with match-fixing by the Turkish authorities. This related to an allegation that whilst at Karabukspor he feigned an injury to avoid selection, which led to his side losing to Fenerbahce, a side he then signed for but never played a game with the Istanbul side.

A move to Russia was hastily arranged and Emenike has thrived at the Luzhniki Stadium, netting 13 goals in his first season and another seven this term before he left for international duty.

Regardless of any potential Suarez exit Brendan Rodgers may well feel his side could do with further striking additions, especially with Italian Fabio Borini failing to make an impact at Liverpool in a troubling first season at the Merseyside club that has been mired by injury and average form.

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