Manchester United have reached an agreement with Odion Ighalo on personal terms and salary over a six-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua, with an option to buy, according to Sky in Italy.
United are now in contact with the Chinese club to finalise the move.
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Ighalo is in pre-season training with Shenhua, but the new Chinese Super League season has been delayed due to the escalation of the coronavirus.
A medical could be held in China, but United still face a race to complete a move before the 11pm deadline closes.