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Sports News of Monday, 1 June 2020


Ighalo: United fail to reach agreement with Shenhua

Manchester United have failed to secure an extension of Odion Ighalo's loan deal with his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua, according to The Sun.

The loan deal with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua officially expired on Sunday night.

The Nigerian netted four goals for Manchester United in eight games, speedily becoming fans' favourite at Old Trafford and has been pivotal to the clubs run in the Europa League.

Although Ighalo reportedly made a personal plea to Shanghai Shenhua to let him finish the season at Old Trafford, before returning to China, The Sun says a deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford has not yet been agreed.

United had doubts over the cost to keep the 30-year-old striker beyond the current terms.

Ighalo swapped the Chinese Super League for the Premier League in a shock deadline day loan deal back in January.

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has, however, opened up on his desire to keep Ighalo till the end of the 2019/20 football season which resumes on the 17th of June.

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