Chelsea are preparing to swiftly make their next signing of the summer transfer window by approaching Fenerbache for Emmanuel Emenike's services, according to the Metro.
The report claims that the Blues have already tabled a £16m bid and are hoping to conclude a deal in the coming weeks. Jose Mourinho is said to be highly impressed and has become a fan of the Nigerian international after observing him in action at the World Cup in Brazil.
The 27-year-old, who was also Nigeria's top scorer in the 2013 African Cup of Nations, has two assists to his name from the three group stage fixtures as Stephen Keshi's side qualified into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time since 1998.
The Portuguese tactician is looking to add some quality strikers to his roster after enduring a disappointing campaign at Stamford Bridge by his standards. The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss has openly moaned his striker's lack of goal-scoring instinct and has been pondering a summer overhaul to his squad.
Emenike initially joined the Turkish outfit in May 2011 but was sold to Spartak Moscow within two months after being arrested for his alleged involvement in a match fixing scandal.
He was later acquitted due to lack of credible evidence and Ersun Yanal's side re-signed Emenike last summer for £10m fee. The Nigerian was one of their top performers last season, scoring 12 goals in 28 appearances, helping them win the Turkish Super Lig title by a nine-point margin.
The west London club have already signed former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and the arrival of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa looks imminent.
The Metro's report suggests that the club's hierarchy are keen on making a flat £6m profit from the striker's sale.
Fenerbache are ineligible to play in European competitions till the end of next season owing to a two-year ban slapped by UEFA last year.
Emenike has already admitted his desire to play in the Premier League and apart from that the lure of the Champions League could further accelerate his arrival at Chelsea this summer.
"I have always dreamed of playing in England. If I get the opportunity to play in England, I wouldn't turn it down," the Metro quoted Emenike as saying.