Manchester United are reportedly not losing sleep over the potential loss of Jude Odion Ighalo in a matter of weeks.
The Nigerian’s loan deal with United is up by the end of June, but despite the obvious, United are doing little to address the situation.
Speaking on the matter, James Cooper of Sky Sports said: “As far as Ighalo goes, I think there is a relaxed mood from Manchester United.
“The facts of the matter are that his contract comes to end next Friday, May 31. There is a will from Manchester United to keep the player, I think equally Shanghai Shenhua would like the player back in China playing for them.
“The relaxed attitude that comes from Manchester United, is that Marcus Rashford is now fit and so there is less need for Ighalo. But I think all things being equal United would like to keep him.”
Ighalo is expected to head back to Shanghai Shenhua in a few weeks, ahead of the upcoming Chinese league season, after the club made it clear they will only let him stay at Old Trafford if United buy him permanently.
The news will however be devastating for fans of the 30 year old, who has been hugely successful during his return to England.