"He [Ighalo] is going to travel with us [to Chelsea]", Solskjaer told the club's official website on Tuesday. "We will just see on his fitness work this week and I think we will get him sharp".
Daily Mail learnt United have paid the Chinese side a £4million loan fee and are paying Ighalo £165,000 per week until the end of the season - a financial hit the forward said he didn't care about as long as the deal went through.
Solskjaer was speaking from Spain during United's mid-season break, with Ighalo having been left back in England for "reasons out of the club's control", with the coronavirus thought to be a factor after the striker arrived from China.
"He is desperate to play, and we want to integrate him as fast as possible".
"Being a Manchester United supporter, he will want to prove that he's good enough for the Red Devils".
"The signing of Bruno Fernandes this week and the return of key players from an injury will be a boost for Ole and the team as we move through the second half of the season", Woodward said in comments read at the meeting.
Manchester United are in seventh position in the Premier League table and six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC in the race to secure a Champions League spot.
"He's got Premier League experience from his time at Watford, he did well there". Although progress may not always be smooth, everyone across the club is focused and committed on playing their part in helping achieve those aims.
"Similarly, there has been extensive work in our recruitment process, with considerable investment in exploration, data and analysis". The recruitment department is working to a clear plan and philosophy, along with Ole and his coaching staff. Our focus is on bringing in a combination of experience and the best young players with potential to develop further, fusing graduates from our academy with high-quality acquisitions. "As part of the rebuild we see this coming summer as an important opportunity".
Manchester United's next game is a crunch fixture away to top-four hopefuls Chelsea next Monday, February 17.