Shanghai Shenhua want Odion Ighalo to return to China by offering an irresistible £400,000 weekly wage in a new contract.
Ighalo, who is on loan to Manchester United, is at present on £300,000 weekly wage at the club.
He took a 40 per cent wage cut to play for United and now craves to have a permanent switch.
The Chinese club may have scuppered Manchester United’s permanent transfer plans by offering Ighalo the staggering pay rise.
The 30-year-old Nigerian has been an instant hit at Old Trafford since his January loan move.