There are reports that Manchester United have beaten Tottenham to former Watford striker Odion Ighalo after agreeing terms with the Nigerian.
Spurs have been linked with move for a number of short-term options to cover for the injured Harry Kane this month.
According to SkySports, Manchester United are trying to package a six-month loan for the Shanghai Shenhua striker, with an option to buy.
The Old Trafford club are now in contact with the Chinese club to finalise the move.
Ighalo is in pre-season training with Shenhua, but the new Chinese Super League season has been delayed due to the escalation of the coronavirus.
A medical could be held in China, but United still face a race to complete a move before the 11pm deadline closes.
Ighalo is scheduled to fly to England tomorrow to complete his loan move to United.
Tottenham also made their own late attempt to secure a loan deal for former Watford striker Ighalo on Deadline Day.
United earlier had a £20m bid for Bournemouth striker Joshua King rejected as the club target cover in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford, but their pursuit of the Norway international appears to have ended.