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West Ham target Odion Ighlo confirms Premier League offers ahead of winter transfer window

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo came out to the media to claim he has had offers linking him back to the Premier League.

The Nigeria international has been reported to be open to a possible return to the Premier League, claiming he will be looking at the options available for him during the winter transfer window.

The striker, who has come up in West Ham radar, told Brila: “There are always speculations about me, and truly I have offers from the Premier League, but I also have a two-year contract with Shanghai and am happy here.

“The Premier League is the best in the world and, of course, I would love to go back, with Watford or any other team it could happen, but I have a contract with Shanghai and we’ll see how it goes.”

The 30-year-old, who has been in an impressive form for the Chinese club, is reported to be radar of many English clubs ahead of the opening of the winter transfer window. According to TEAMtalk, Shanghai SIPG will be willing to let the striker leave the club on loan with an option to buy.

Six English clubs have been reported to be interested in signing the Nigeria international, West Ham & his former club Watford is one them, the rest being Southampton, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Everton.

Since the beginning of the season, Ighalo has been able to find the back of the net 10 times in 17 Chinese Super League matches. Before leaving Watford during the January winter transfer window, he bagged 39 goals in 99 appearances for the club in all competitions.

West Ham forwards Albian Ajeti and Sebastien Haller has been struggling to find the back of the net this season and Michail Antonio is just returning from an injury.

The report claims that Shanghai will only be letting the Nigerian forward leave the club on loan, which seems like a good deal for West Ham.