MANCHESTER UNITED IN TALKS TO EXTEND IGHALO’S LOAN DEAL
Manchester United is in talks with Shanghai Shenhua to extend the loan deal of striker, Odion Ighalo, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ighalo, 30, joined United in January and will return to his parent club except an agreement can be reached to keep him until the end of the season.
"At the moment nothing's been agreed yet," Solskjaer told MUTV.
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba will be available for selection when the Premier League season resumes.
Rashford and Pogba were both out with long-term injuries when the Premier League suspended matches because of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
However, both players returned to small group training with the rest of the United squad last week.
"They're looking good," Solskjaer said.
"They've joined training now and they've done everything the other boys have been doing.
"When we get started, it looks like we can have a full squad to choose from."
England striker, Rashford, had been out with a back injury since January, while France's Pogba had missed most of the season with a foot problem.
Former Watford striker Ighalo was brought in as cover for Rashford on transfer deadline day in January and has impressed by scoring four goals in eight appearances.
Solskjaer added; "The loan deal went to the end of May now, so obviously he's supposed to be going back.
"We're in dialogue and hopefully [he can stay]. They've been great towards us, his club, and allow him to play for his dream club.
"It's been been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two.
"Their league is going to start soon so we are just waiting to see."