It was reported over the weekend that Manchester United were likely to retain Odion Ighalo for the remainder of 2020, on condition that the player signed a new deal with his parent club.
The Sun says, however, the Premier League giants that a fresh deal has not been finalized by the respective teams, leaving Ighalo to return to China.
It is confirmed that has failed to extend Shanghai Shenhua’s loan term to the 30-year-old.
The former Watford man, who grew up as a United supporter, has previously acknowledged that he wanted to spend as much time as possible at Old Trafford.
With the Nigerian scoring four goals from eight appearances since his January arrival, United too was keen to retain his services until the end of the campaign.