Louis Saha linked to Aussie lower league side

Victorian State League Three club Caulfield Cobras have been linked to the audacious capture of former Manchester United striker Louis Saha for an FFA Cup game.

According to The Corner Flag website, Saha has been lined up to make one appearance for the Cobras when they play National Premier League side Heidelberg United on June 5.

The Cobras have reached the sixth round of the Cup after defeating Old Scotch 5-4 on penalties. They knocked out St Albans Saints, also on penalties, in the fourth round.

Saha spent 13 years in the English Premier League, playing for the likes of Newcastle United, Fulham, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United, scoring 112 goals.

Caulfield president George Karagounis would not confirm or deny the Saha signing when contacted by FourFourTwo on Wednesday evening. Karagounis said he would be in a position to comment in 24 hours.

According to sources, the Cobras are waiting for the final paperwork to be completed before the signing of the French international forward is officially announced.

Saha began his professional career with Metz in France and spent four seasons at Old Trafford from 2004 to 2008. The 36-year old striker, who earned 20 international caps Les Bleus, retired from football in 2013 after a short spell at Lazio.