Louis Saha has signed a new contract with Everton.

The Daily Star says Saha has ended uncertainty over his future and handed Everton a boost ahead of the Merseyside derby by agreeing a new two-year contract.

Saha's current deal was due to run out at the end of the season and his ''free'' status had attracted interest from the likes of Bordeaux, Besiktas and Roma.

Everton had moved quickly to head off interest and, despite negotiations becoming prolonged after Saha's agents asked for £60,000-a-week, an agreement has been reached.