Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo is set for a return to China.
His Manchester United loan deal ends in six days, which was the agreed length when the Red Devils signed him in January.
Of course, the global pandemic has changed things since then which is why the ex-Watford man hasn’t been able to see out the season at Old Trafford, as was initially intended.
The Nigerian wants to stay at United, but talks between the two clubs have allegedly stalled. It now looks like Ighalo will be heading back to China on Sunday.
In order to try and keep the striker happy long-term, Shanghai Shenhua have allegedly offered him a new deal.
The ex-Super Eagles star would be earning £75million over four years if he accepts, which is around £360,000-a-week.
Ighalo’s desire to stay in England as a boyhood United fan may be a problem though.
Recently, Sky Sports claimed that Newcastle want the 31-year-old forward.
Their huge takeover could go through soon, providing them with major backing in the transfer market.
Newcastle may be able to rival Shanghai Shenhua’s riches, but whether that is a good idea is another matter.
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