Everton boss David Moyes is attempting to keep a lid on Louis Saha's contract speculation.
The Daily Express says rumours that Arsenal and Liverpool were among clubs monitoring Sahaâ€™s situation have reached fever pitch on Merseyside during the past fortnight with little obvious foundation.
Moyes was laid-back about the subject yesterday, but his demeanour could also be interpreted as a sign he has yet to be fully convinced Saha would be worth such a huge financial investment.
â€śThere are things going on at the moment,â€ť said Moyes. â€śThe negotiations are on-going with the chairman and Louisâ€™s representatives. It doesnâ€™t need to be resolved right now because he is under contract until the end of the season. Thereâ€™s no great rush.
â€śIf he went abroad he can sign a pre-contract but he canâ€™t in this country. I donâ€™t see it being too big an issue.â€ť