Manchester United sign striker Mame Biram Diouf from Molde

• Will join in January if he passes a medical next week
• Senegalese comes from club that produced Solskjaer

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign the 21-year-old Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf from the Norwegian club Molde.

The player will join the Premier League champions in January, pending a medical, and will stay in Norway until then.

"Mame Biram Diouf will go through medical checks at Manchester United next week and will join the club in January," the Norwegian club said.

Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, United's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, said: "We've been looking at him for two years.

"We weren't intending on signing anyone else after last week – we feel we have a full squad – but the situation accelerated to a point where other clubs started to make bids, so we had to decide whether we acted or didn't act.

"We decided to act and he'll be the last person we sign."

The former United forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played for Molde before moving to Old Trafford, where he is now the reserve team manager.

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