Written byRajdeep Saha
Odion Ighalo joined Manchester United on loan for the rest of the 2019-20 season during the January transfer window deadline day.
The 30-year-old striker has already been impressive so far at Old Trafford.
This has seen his parent club Shanghai Shenhua offering a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 per week.
Here are further updates on the same.
According to a report in Sky Sports, the Chinese Super League club wants to see the Nigerian extend his stay at the club.
This development happened after a report in Independent stated earlier that Ighalo is likely to sign a permanent deal with the Old Trafford club.
Besides claiming, Shanghai Shenhua were closing in on Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins as his replacement.
Ighalo's loan deal with Manchester United is set to end on May 31.
Ighalo's current contract at Shanghai Shenhua expires in December 2022 and the Chinese club wants to keep him until December 2024.
Ighalo is believed to be flattered by the deal.
The new deal would see Ighalo earn £400,000 a week before tax. The former Watford striker's main focus is on United at the moment until his loan spell expires.
However, he will wait to see if United offer him a permanent deal before making a final decision on his future.
A boyhood fan, Ighalo has said it has been a dream playing for United.
Ighalo has made an excellent start at Manchester United since joining the side.
He has scored four goals in his last five appearances, besides making an assist.
The Premier League club is certainly looking at the options available and isn't ruling out extending his time at Old Trafford.
Ighalo has the backing of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that's crucial for the senior striker.
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