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Chinese club tempts Ighalo with £400k-a-week deal

Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo has been offered a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 per week by his parent club Shanghai Shenhua.

The Chinese club wants to reward the Nigerian striker for his good form at United, where he has scored four goals in his first three starts.

Ighalo’s loan deal expires on May 31, but reports in England say Man United is willing to extend his loan until June 30 due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Ighalo’s current contract expires in December 2022 and Shanghai wants to keep him until December 2024.

The new deal would see Ighalo earn £400,000 a week before tax, which is said to have flattered the striker.

His focus, though, is on United until his loan spell expires. He will wait to see if United offer him a permanent deal before making a final decision on his future.

Ighalo has always said it has been a dream playing for United, the club he supported as a boy.

Ighalo has made an impressive start to life at United, scoring four goals in eight games since signing on loan on May 31 from the Chinese Super League club.

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