Shanghai Shenhua wish to sell Odion Ighalo to a European club this month.
The Nigeria striker's loan with Manchester United is now coming to an end.
And rather than send Ighalo away to another club in a similar deal, Sky Sports says Shanghai Shenhua wish to cash in.
For his part, Ighalo is keen on remaining in Europe this year.
Agents for the centre-forward have claimed interest from both the Premier League and Serie A.