Tim Cahill close to joining Indian club Jamshedpur FC - report

The Australian striker looks set to end his career in the subcontinent

Despite retiring from international duty, Tim Cahill appears intent to keep playing club football and is reportedly close to sealing a move to Indian side Jamshedpur FC.

According to Khel Now, the Australian striker is in advanced talks with the club and is seen as a vital addition for the side.

"He has been on our radar for quite some time and we have been negotiating the move for quite a few weeks," a source close to the developments told Khel Now.

"The new coach wants him. His addition would be a boost to the squad and help us in attacking areas, where we lacked last season.

"His experience and work-ethic would also inspire the players in the team. A player of his calibre is a must for the upcoming season."

Cahill's most recent club was Millwall, where despite a lack of minutes, he did enough to secure his place in the Socceroos World Cup squad.

Coming on as a substitute against Peru, Australia's all-time leading goal scorer ended his international career by featuring in four straight World Cups.

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A testimonial match is expected to be held in November for Cahill, who at 38 could well be set to end his football career in the subcontinent. 

Jamshedpur FC were only founded in June 2017 and finished their first season in fifth. 

They are now coached by Spaniard César Ferrando, who played briefly for Valencia as a player and had one season in charge of Atletico Madrid in 2004.