Tim Cahill is reportedly on the verge of finally making the leap to the A-League with Melbourne City.
Cahill, 36, is currently playing for Hangzhou Greentown in China, cut with the club struggling this season, it is unlikely the club will take up an option to retain Cahill him when the transfer window opens on Monday, according to News Corp Australia.
Melbourne City have been negotiating with the Socceroos forward for the past few months, and a major roadblock was removed last week when Football Federation Australia (FFA) allowed guest stints from stars to last for an entire season.
City, backed by English club Manchester City, have the financial backing that would allow them to meet the salary demands of the Socceroos' leading all-time goalscorer.
It is believed Cahill has also attracted interest from a number of other Chinese clubs, as well as some from the US and England.