Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo despite his claims of staying in China has been linked with a move to Europe with the club of fellow countryman Henry Onyekuru identified as the possible destination
Despite heavily linked with Galatasary, Turkish club Fenerbahce, and English Premier League side Southampton are keen for the former Watford forward.
The Top scorer in 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers is believed to be keen for a new club as employers Yatai are no longer in the Chinese topflight division due to their relegation last season
However, the chances of Ighalo returning to England, where he starred for Watford in two seasons, are not so concrete, as Southampton have not tabled an official offer for the striker.
On the other hand, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have both expressed strong interest in signing Ighalo, as they are already holding discussions with him and his agents.
Meanwhile, the news is not unconnected to departure of Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel from the Chinese league. The former Chelsea player recently quits his club Tianjin Teda, and is keen for a return to Europe in the January transfer window.