Odion Ighalo’s quest to sign a permanent deal with Manchester United look bleak after his Chinese club, Shanghai Shenshua once again failed to agree a transfer fee with The Red Devil’s.

Metro news reported on Wednesday evening that Shanghai FC refused to back down on Ighalo price-tag and urged United to break the bank if they want to keep the Nigerian.

Ighalo joined the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua in January and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been keen to sign him permanently after he bagged four goals in eight appearances for the Reds.

However, United have failed to agree a fee with the Chinese club and he has just ten days left on his loan spell at Old Trafford but he has to return to the Far East.

 Although, United have not ruled out extending his loan given the unprecedented circumstances but Shanghai would rather sell, knowing that Ighalo’s stock is high after his spell with the Red Devils.

 The former Watford striker had indicated his willingness to stay at Old Trafford at the end of his loan spell, but his chances of commanding a regular place in he team look unlikely with Marcus Rashford back from injury.

Metro reported that United’s interest in negotiating a fresh deal with Shanghai has cooled down drastically and the club’s chieftains are not ready to embark on reckless spending.

IghWith Ighalo recently linked to Benifica, it remains to be seen where the former Granada FC striker will end up with Manchester United not ready to sanction a big spending on a 30-year old player.