Saha closes in on new Toffees deal

The 31-year-old has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining

Everton 17 months ago after an injury-ravaged spell at Manchester

United. The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season

and the Toffees are keen to secure his services and ward off

potential interest from other clubs. Saha, who has also played for

Newcastle and Fulham, is Everton’s top scorer this season with 13

goals in all competitions. Moyes said: “We have always felt quite

confident Louis would sign a new contract and I hope within the

next few days we can get it resolved. “A lot of stupid nonsense has

been written about Louis but hopefully in the next few days we will

know for definite.” Some reports had linked Saha, who is set to

lead the line in Saturday’s Merseyside derby at Liverpool, with

Bordeaux, Besiktas and Roma.