Toffees offer Saha incentive

Saha, who joined the Toffees in 2008, is out of contract at the end

of the campaign and has scored just twice in 14 appearances this

term. The 33-year-old is the only senior striker on Everton’s books

and Moyes expects the Frenchman to improve in the hope of either

earning a new deal at Goodison Park or impressing another club. “At

the turn of the year Louis had a good run, where he scored a few

goals,” said the Everton manager. “His game is not all about goals

though, he is someone who can link play up as well, that has always

been his game. So we wouldn’t necessarily judge him on his goals

alone. “But he is in the last year of his contract, and that is

something we will look at further down the line. “We tend to wait,

with respect to the older boys, until later on before we offer

contracts. We don’t throw contracts at people just because of their

age. “But the boys know how it works. If people perform, the

chairman always rewards them here. “I do expect Louis to do it in

the second half of the season, if not for us, to prove himself to

someone else. “I have always thought that players play better in

the last year of their contract, because they are either proving it

to their current employers or to any new suitors. That’s how I have

seen it in my time. “I am open minded on his future. We will not

say too much about it now, and to be honest I have not given it an

awful lot of thought. “There is an incentive there, but there is an

incentive for anybody. It is up to Louis to show he is up to it.”