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Yilmaz on but Emenike deal stalls

Filed: Monday, 25th January 2016
By: Staff Writer

Slaven Bilic has admitted that the move to sign Emmanuel Emenike is in the balance - but insists he has other irons in the fire ahead of next week's transfer deadline.

Bilic, speaking to Turkish sports outlet Fanatik confirmed that the move to sign the Fenerbahce striker was far from complete.

"There is no clear agreement about Emenike," he said. "He is an important player but Fenerbahçe may need another striker first, so it's by no means certain that they will release him."

However there was somewhat better news with regards to fellow forward Burak Yilmaz, who KUMB revealed last week was being monitored by West Ham.

"Yilmaz is a very good footballer," added Bilic. "He's an excellent striker and among the fittest of players. I know him very well and I admit that he is one of the names in our list.

"But he is not the only player on our list. If we decide to take one striker, then we can take action."

Yilmaz, who has been linked with a €10million move to east London was spotted waving to Gala fans at the end of their 3-2 defeat at Osmanlispor on Saturday - a clear indication that he is set to leave the club, according to some Turkish supporters.

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