Ighalo retired from the national team after 2019 African Cup of Nations, where he won the top scorer award and help Nigeria finish third in the tournament.
The 32-year-old has been in impressive form for Saudi Arabian top-flight side, netting eight goals in nine league games so far this season.
In a post on his Instagram page, Pinnick said ‘ “I had a long conversation with Odion lghalo, personally i believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our youthful Osimhen, Onuachu, Kelechi et al.”
“Odion’s body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club. The vibe going into these last 2 games and indeed AFCON is very good.”