Manchester United have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Watford striker Odion Ighalo, the Sunday People has reported.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also reportedly keen on the Nigerian who looks likely to be the subject of a summer tug-of-war.
The Super Eagles striker has had an excellent season, bagging 15 goals this season but has failed to score in his last six games.
The Sunday People claim United plan on moving for the £20m valued forward regardless of who is in charge next 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”.
Unfortunately, the 26-year-old failed to score when he had the chance to on three occasions in Watford’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United last week at Old Trafford.
Watford meanwhile are said to be already lining up his replacement.