Mame Biram Diouf has been cleared to join up with Manchester United in January after being granted a work permit.
The 22-year-old signed for the champions in July but remained at Norwegian side Molde on a loan basis.
The striker has now been given the green light to fully complete his switch to Old Trafford but will not be available for the FA Cup clash against Leeds on January 3rd.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been impressed with the frontman in training and, despite rumours that Diouf will be immediately loaned out in January, is expecting big things from the Senegalese international.
"If you're talking about value then you can look at our young boy Diouf," he said earlier in the month.
"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."