Watford have turned down a £38m offer for their striker Odion Ighalo from the free-spending Shanghai SIPG. The Chinese club broke their transfer record this week when they signed Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg for £46.1m but they are unlikely to add Ighalo to their squad after Watford’s refusal to even consider the offer.
Ighalo scored 17 goals in 42 appearances last season and has been linked with a move away from the club but the owner, Giampaolo Pozzo, is not considering selling the striker.
Shanghai, who are managed by the former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, have the former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan in their squad as well as the newly arrived Hulk. They are fourth in the Chinese Super League after 15 games, 12 points behind the leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.
Via: The Guardian