Rovers have swooped to secure a loan deal for Manchester United's highly-rated young striker Mame Biram Diouf.

The Senegalese international arrives on a season-long deal at Ewood Park.

Diouf, 22, who signed for United last July from Norwegian side Molde, made six appearances for the Reds last season scoring once, against Burnley.

He netted 33 goals in 75 games during his time in Norway where he earned a great reputation.


Diouf could figure in Rovers' friendly at Hearts tomorrow and will then join up with the Senegal under-21 squad for a fixture on Tuesday.