Everton sign Saha, miss out on Obinna

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.