Senegal international Mame Biram Diouf will be able to complete his move to Manchester United next month after finally being granted a work permit.
The 22-year-old striker moved to Old Trafford from Norwegian side Molde in the summer before immediately being loaned back to the Norwegian side.
He has scored four times in 12 appearances for Molde this season to bring his total tally to 33 goals in 75 matches for the club.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said earlier this month of Diouf, who has represented his country on one occasion:"If you're talking about value then you can look at our young boy Diouf.
"He's been training with us and is looking very exciting. That's the kind of situation we're good at – finding young players who can develop at the club and at 22 years of age he's looking very good."