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Man United given Ighalo loan boost as Shanghai soften stance - sources

Rob Dawson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to keep Odion Ighalo beyond his current loan deal.
Gab Marcotti explains Odion Ighalo's contract situation at Manchester United.
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Shanghai Shenhua have softened their stance on extending Odion Ighalo's loan with Manchester United but time is against the Premier League side, sources have told ESPN.

United want to keep Ighalo for the remainder of the season but privately insist the "ball is in Shanghai's court" with the delayed Chinese Super League season set to start in June.

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Ighalo's Man United loan set to end on May 31 - sources

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Manchester United are facing the prospect of losing Odion Ighalo this week with talks to extend the striker's loan from Shanghai Shenhua at an impasse, sources have told ESPN.

Ighalo's temporary deal at Old Trafford is set to end on May 31 and although United have expressed a desire to keep the 30-year-old for longer, Shanghai have so far resisted all approaches.

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Man Utd could lose Ighalo, working on loan extension - sources

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Manchester United are working towards extending Odion Ighalo's loan at Old Trafford but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told he may have to do without the striker if the Premier League season resumes, sources have told ESPN.

Ighalo's initial loan spell is due to end on May 31 and parent club Shanghai Shenhua want him back for the new Chinese Super League, scheduled to start in July.

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Wuhan football team return after four months locked out of city

Wuhan Zall, the football team based in China's coronavirus epicentre, have returned to the city after nearly four months abroad.

The team were greeted at a train station in Wuhan by fans sporting scarves and posters upon their arrival. 

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The 50-member squad left Wuhan on Jan. 2 for a preseason training camp in Guangzhou in advance of the Chinese league season starting in February.

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Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande building world's biggest stadium for $1.7bn

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Guangzhou Evergrande's new stadium design.

The world's biggest football stadium is being built in the Chinese city of Guangzhou at an estimated cost of $1.7 billion, with work having started on Thursday.

Guangzhou Evergrande's eye-catching arena, designed in a lotus flower shape, will boast 100,000 seats and is expected to be completed in 2022, making it bigger than Barcelona's Camp Nou.

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