Arsene Wenger is also keen on the £20m-rated Nigerian, but it's understood the Reds will press ahead regardless of who their manager Is next season. Manchester United are front-runners to sign £20million-rated Watford striker Odion Ighalo, writes Anwar Sadat Apusi nigeriasoccernet.com. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also keen, the Nigerian looks likely to be the subject of a summer tug-of-war. Man United are in the box seat and intriguingly,Nigeriasoccernet.com understands they will press ahead with plans to sign the player whether Louis van Gaal or Jose Mourinho is in charge at Old Trafford for next season. Mourinho in particular is an admirer of the 26-year-old Ighalo, who has shot to prominence in the Premier League this season. United are desperate to add firepower to their squad in Ighalo, who has scored 15 goals for Watford this season. Ighalo joined from Granada in 2014 and, having helped guide them into the top flight and started the campaign so well, admitted joining United would be “a dream”. Speaking before the January transfer window, he said: “I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I’d say no if United called.