Everton sign Saha, miss out on Obinna
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Everton have completed the signing of France striker Louis Saha from Manchester United but will miss out on Nigerian winger Victor Obinna.

Saha had negotiated a two-year contract with an option for a further year's extension last week after Everton agreed an undisclosed fee with United. The 30-year-old, who will wear the No9 shirt, has now been officially confirmed as an Everton player after passing a medical over the weekend.

"Everton have completed the signing of Louis Saha," a statement on the club's website confirmed. Saha scored 42 goals in four injury-ravaged years at Old Trafford.

However, Everton boss David Moyes suffered a blow when Everton's attempt to get a work permit for Inter Milan youngster Obinna was rejected on Monday.

Moyes attended an appeal hearing in London that confirmed the 21-year-old would not be given the green light to play in England as he hasn't played in 75 per cent of Nigeria's matches over the last two years.