The 18-year-old joined the Merseyside outfit from Carlisle United in January 2020 and has since gone on to make five first-team appearances for the Toffees, including four outings in the English top flight.
Ighalo’s loan move at Man United is due to expire at the end of this month, and there will be no extension on the agreement.
As it stands, the 31-year-old will return to Shanghai Shenhua in February, but according to the aforementioned report, the frontman is not keen on a move back to the Far East.
According to The Athletic, Manchester United won’t be pursuing the services of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba due to the player’s significant wage demands. The Austria international has spent his entire career with the Bavarian giants, but could be on the move in six months’ time when his contract expires.
Everton, Leeds and Burnley are among the other English clubs to have been linked with a move for the Wales international, who has struggled for regular first-team football at Old Trafford this season.