The Chinese club might not be able to have their main striker back to their fold in time before the start of the new season in June thus open to allow him to extend his stay with the Red Devils.

Shanghai Shenhua might allow Odion Ighalo to remain at Manchester United till at least January. Ighalo might be prevented from returning to China in time for the start of the new season hence Shanghai Shenhua might plan to bring in a temporary replacement.

Ighalo, 30, loan deal with Manchester United which currently ends on Sunday, presently has a deal with Shanghai Shenhua till 2022 but have been offered another deal worth £400,000 a week till December 2024.
United have been in negotiations with the Chinese team about extending his deal with no way through yet.
Ighalo who has scored four goals in eight games will likely cost the Carrighton based team £20m or more.