The Premier League has approved Michael Owen's move to Stoke City.
The midfielder will join the club on a one-year deal, officially becoming manager Tony Pulis' seventh signing of the summer.
Owen had become a free agent after three seasons at Manchester United.
The former England forward made his name as one of the Premier League's sharpest finishers at Liverpool, where he scored 118 League goals. He has also played for Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United.
Owen had been linked with a return to Anfield. However, he now joins Jamie Ness, Geoff Cameron, Michael Kightly, Maurice Edu, Charlie Adam and Steven N'Zonzi as Pulis' summer signings at Stoke.