Parent club Shanghai Shenhua had asked for Ighalo’s return to China before the new Chinese Super League season, due to kickoff next month.
Ighalo’s current loan expires on Monday, but United has been working to keep it until the end of the season.
Negotiations appeared to have come to a halt, but it appears that an agreement may now be back.
“On the one hand, the Super Eagle [Nigerian] feels very good in Manchester with which he is very close to a salary agreement, “said Ighalo’s agent Ladi Salami. FootMercato .
“Negotiations with the Chinese are continuing and are going well.
“On the other hand, given the latest regulations in force in the Middle Kingdom, it is almost impossible to offer such amounts. “
Since arriving in January, the striker has scored four times in just three starts and has made a valuable contribution to the United team.
Shenhua offered Ighalo a two-year contract extension earlier this year worth £ 400,000 a week, but is committed to staying at Old Trafford.
Reports have suggested that United could make the Ighalo movement permanent, but for now at least they’re just trying to keep it going until the end of the campaign.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Tuesday that the club is doing everything it can to keep Ighalo on the books.
Solskjaer said, “The loan agreement was made until the end of May, so he is expected to return.
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“We are in dialogue. They were great with us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.
“It was a dream for him and hopefully he can finish what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us.
“At the moment, nothing has been agreed. Their league will start soon, so we are waiting to see. “
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