West Ham are battling five other Premier League clubs to sign Odion Ighalo.
According to TEAMtalk, six Premier League teams want to bring former Watford striker Ighalo back to England. Watford are one of those and West Ham are another. Everton, Newcastle United, Southampton and Crystal Palace complete the sextet.
Ighalo is currently playing for Shenhua in the Chinese Super League. Shenhua are reportedly open to letting Ighalo leave on loan with an option to buy in January. Ighalo also wants to return to England.
Who is Odion Ighalo?
West Ham seem to be perpetually linked with Ighalo, who enjoyed one terrific season with Watford in the Premier League. The 35-cap Nigeria international scored 20 goals to get Watford promoted and then backed that up with 17 goals in 42 games the following season.
However, in the 2016/17 season, he only managed one Premier League goal in 18 matches. Ighalo then moved to China, joining Changchun Yatai before his February 2019 switch to Shenhua.
This season, the 30-year-old has netted 10 times in 17 league matches for Shenhua. But now he wants to try his luck in the Premier League again. West Ham need an extra striker to pad out that department and add depth so Ighalo could be a cheap option.