Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo as the Nigerian closed in on a switch to Old Trafford.
According to Sky Sports News, the Red Devils reached an agreement with the former Watford attacker on personal terms and salary over a sixmonth loan deal.
The report claims that the 20- time English champions will have the option to buy Ighalo at the end of the season under the agreement, although they still must settle on a loan fee with Shanghai Shenhua.
The Mail Online report that the 30-year-old has just under two years left on his staggering £300,000-a-week deal at Shanghai, with United agreeing to pay his £100,000-a-week for the remainder of this season.
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Ighalo is scheduled to fly to England today from China where he has been involved in preseason training with Shanghai Shenhua.
Manchester United will also pay a loan fee of between £2m and £4m to secure the services of the Nigeria international for the rest of the campaign.
The 30-year-old scored 40 goals in 100 games for Watford before signing for Shang