LOUIS Saha was today set to sign a new two-year contract with Everton.
The French striker has agreed a 24-month extension to his current deal, which was due to expire in the summer, and will now be tied to Goodison until 2012.
Saha's decision ends months of speculation over his future, and will be a major boost for David Moyes ahead of tomorrow's Merseyside derby at Anfield.
The 31-year-old, who has already scored 13 times for Everton this season, wanted to remain with the Toffees despite interest from Spurs and a rumoured inquiry from Arsenal.
Saha was able to talk with foreign clubs from last month, and Turkish club Besiktas had also expressed their interest in the former Manchester United man.
Discussions between the player's representatives and Goodison officials have been ongoing for two months, but despite struggling to compromise on wage demands David Moyes was always confident Saha would stay.
The Frenchman netted eight times last season, including his record-breaking FA Cup final opener against Chelsea in May.
Saha may yet miss tomorrow's Anfield clash after being taken off injured in the 91st minute of last Saturday's 1-0 win at Wigan Athletic.
Meanwhile, Yakubu is hoping to hand David Moyes a derby day selection headache after returning to full training.