A year after failed bids for Watford striker Odion Ighalo, two Chinese Super League sides have returned for the Nigerian hitman.
Changchun Yatai and Shenghai Shensua have both reportedly tabled bids for Ighalo, who looks set to leave Watford following a catastrophic drop in form from last season.
Ighalo had formed a threatening partnership with Troy Deeney at the start of the 2015/16 season, but has now scored only 2 goals in the past 12 months.
He has dropped in the club’s pecking order, and was absent in the club’s FA cup loss to Millwall over the weekend.
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A number of Premier League strikers are also said to be interested in 27-year old Ighalo, and Watford have reportedly placed a 27-million pound price tag on his head.
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has already confirmed that official bids have been received for Ighalo, and he may well be on his way out of the club soon.
The Italian said:“With Odion Ighalo, we know there are some offers, but it is still too early to say anything.
“I don’t like to say all the details because I don’t know them, but I know there is more than one – and there might be one from China. He added.
They already have sufficient replacement in new signings Mauro Zarate and M’Baye Niang, who is on loan from AC Milan.
Mazzarri went on to add:“Ighalo was always a very important player for this team, but there are times when a player can end his time with one club and make a decision on their career.
“I know that in the second half of last season he is a player who didn’t do well and didn’t perform as well as he did at the beginning.
“The player I received was not the same as in the first half of last season. It was already some time that he had not been performing so well, but I don’t know the reasons why.”