Manchester United have confirmed David Bellion will complete a permanent transfer to Nice this summer.
The 23-year-old striker has been on loan at the French club since the beginning of January and will join them on a permanent basis from July 1.
A club statement read: 'We have agreed for the permanent transfer of David Bellion's registration to Nice on the opening day of the French transfer window on July 1 for an undisclosed fee.
'Everyone at the club wishes David all the best in his future career.'
Bellion joined United from Sunderland for a reputed £2million in July 2003. He made 22 appearances in his first season, scoring three goals, and he netted five times in 18 appearances last term.
He spent the first half of this season on loan at West Ham, before moving to his native France in January.