London, July 18 (ANI): Manchester United has signed up Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf, scuppering Arsenal's chances of recruiting him.
The 21-year-old ace will be in Manchester next week for a medical but then loaned back to Norwegian club Molde before returning to England permanently in January.
According to The Sun, Old Trafford manager Fergie revealed the signing at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur before being stopped in his tracks by chief executive David Gill, who was sat next to him.
Gill mumbled that the deal had not officially been completed only for the club to then announce an hour later that it had!
Ferguson admitted: "We weren't intending on signing anyone else after Gabriel Obertan 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 a decision to make.
"We decided to act now and he'll be the last person we sign this summer."
Diouf has scored 38 goals in 73 games for Molde, the same club from whom United landed a then unknown called Ole Solskjaer in 1996. (ANI)