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Manchester United's chances of completing a deal for Shanghai Shenhua striker, Odion Ighalo, are "50-50" according to Sky Sports.

The Red Devils are trying to bring in a frontman, with Marcus Rashford having suffered a long term injury.

However, United face a race against time, to complete the transfer before the 11pm deadline in the UK.

A £20m bid for Bournemouth striker, Joshua King, was earlier rejected and United are now looking at Ighalo.

Tottenham also made their own late attempt to secure a six-month loan deal for the Nigerian, who has previously played in the Premier League for Watford.

Spurs have explored a number of short-term options to cover for the injured Harry Kane this month, but are unlikely to get one in the January window.

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