Odion Ighalo: Man United to make moves for Dembele, Werner as Nigerian nears exit

Odion Ighalo: Man United to make moves for Dembele, Werner as Nigerian nears exit

- Man United are on the verge of losing Odion Ighalo with the striker's loan spell at the club coming to an end

- United were keen to sign Ighalo permanently after the forward impressing during his short stint at Old Trafford

- But the Nigerian's parent club Shanghai Shenhua are looking to have him back after they offered him a new three-year-deal

Man United will reportedly focus on targets like Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner as Odio Ighalo's loan spell at the club comes to an end.

Ighalo joined United during the January window transfer in a stunning loan deal that would keep him at Old Trafford for six months.

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The Nigerian striker has thus far been impressive in a red shirt and reports suggested the Manchester club was keen to make his stay permanent.

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However, that now appears unlikely, with Ighalo's parent club Shanghai Shenhua looking to have him back ahead of the resumption of the Chinese Super League.

Odion Ighalo: Man United to make moves for Dembele, Werner as Nigerian nears exit
Odion Ighalo has impressed during his short stint at Man United. Photo: Getty Images.
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Reports indicate the Chinese moneybags have already offered him an eye-watering three-year-contract worth £400,000 to retain his services for the long-term.

The situation has now forced United to enter the market in search of a back up striker, a role Ighalo was initially undersigned in the absence of Marcus Rashford who was injured.

Goal now reports Dembele and Werner are the two likeliest targets the Old Trafford dwellers could go for when the summer transfer window opens.

Dembele has been on United's radar for a while now, with the 24-year-old also attracting interest from Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Werner, on the other hand is wanted by Liverpool who are thought to be favourites to sign the lethal RB Leipzig striker.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how the career of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo at Manchester United is now coming to an end as the Red Devils fear they would lose the former Watford man back to China next week.

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To be candid, Odion Ighalo has justified that he is a good striker following his superb performances for Manchester United since they signed him on loan in January.

Ighalo's last minute move to Old Trafford was possible after Marcus Rashford sustained an injury in which Solskjaer was looking for another striker as replacement.

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