Saha so good for Everton

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Everton have announced they have agreed to sign Manchester United's Louis Saha, subject to a medical.

Toffees boss David Moyes had agreed an undisclosed fee for the France striker, who has been offered a two-year contract with the option of a one-year extension.

The 30-year-old former Newcastle and Fulham forward will become Everton's third signing in a week following the captures of Lars Jacobsen and Segundo Castillo providing he is passed fit by the club's medical staff.

Saha, whose spell at Old Trafford was beset by injuries, has 18 international caps and scored 42 goals during his United career.

Saha's arrival significantly strengthens Everton's attacking options and caps off a busy few days for Moyes, who admitted last week that his resources were too thin for the rigours of a Premier League campaign.

He has since signed former Nuremburg player Jacobsen on a free transfer and secured a year-long loan deal for Red Star Belgrade midfielder Castillo.

The Scot's hopes of bringing Juventus' former Chelsea playmaker Tiago hit the rocks when the player turned down a move to Merseyside but there could be further additions before the end of the month, with Nigeria striker Victor Obinna also a target.

Another player linked with Everton, Rennes' Cameroon midfielder Stephane Mbia, looks like he will be denied the chance to move to the club.

The Cameroon midfielder has suggested the Toffees have made an offer for him but Rennes are determined to keep hold of the 22-year-old and have informed the player he will not be leaving the Route de Lorient.

"We have made Stephane understand that he will be staying at Rennes and he understood it," said Pierre Dreossi, the general manager of the Brittany club.

"It is all sorted out."

Mbia, who has just returned from Olympic Games duty in Beijing, did not play for Rennes in their UEFA Cup qualifier against Stabaek on Thursday and is still believed to be keen on completing the switch to Goodison Park.