We've had the likes of Aston Villa linked, but they went on to sign Mbwana Ally Samatta from KRC Genk, and while someone West Ham could have been the next serious logical step, it's actually Tottenham and Manchester United who are being named as potential landing spots.
The England worldwide is set to be sidelined for more than two months due to ankle injury, forcing United to look at the way of the former Watford forward who is now playing for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
Ighalo now has two years left on his contract with Shanghai Shenhua but hinted he could leave if the right offer comes in.
Slimani has scored seven goals in 14 appearances for Monaco this season but the fact he failed to set the Premier League alight shows how desperate United are.
His impressive statistics might have enticed United who have put the Nigerian forward on the list of their transfer consideration.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for a solution to United's striking woes with Marcus Rashford now ruled out for two months.
Slimani has 13 goals in 46 appearances for his parent club Leicester but has been loaned out to Newcastle, Fenerbahce and Monaco since his arrival at the King Power Stadium in 2016 from Sporting Lisbon.
Legit.ng, however, reported that with seven days to the end of the ongoing January 2020 transfer window, Manchester United have reportedly made a move to sign Leicester City striker Islam Slimani.
With Marcus Rashford out for two months, Manchester United are in the market for a new striker, and they have identified two African players with Premier League experience as short term solution.