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Saha to pen Toffees extension
05 Feb 2010 - 15:34:59
Everton striker Louis Saha is set to secure a new two-year contract, after overcoming a series of injuries to impress at Goodison Park.
The 31-year-old Frenchman's current deal runs out at the end of the season, but manager David Moyes is convinced that a longer-term stay is the right way to go, with Saha having netted 21 goals in 55 appearances for the Toffees.
He commented: "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."
A source close to Saha had earlier told the Liverpool Daily Post: "It has genuinely never been about money with Louis. You hear that often in football contract talk - but in this case it's true.
"He has always wanted to stay at Everton, despite the fact he could have earned more elsewhere.
"He's very happy at Everton. He is settled with his young family in the area and has enjoyed his time with the club so far.
"That desire to carry on playing for the club and David Moyes has over-ridden everything else."