Louis Saga

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Les Roberts

Apparently, the Frenchman has been playing with strips of waffer-thin parma ham where his hamstrings should be, a problem that was highlighted when Mrs Saha used them to wrap around some chipolata sausages for the Saha Christmas dinner.

It's thought that Segundo Castillo turned down the Saha's offer of dinner on New Year's day in anticipation that he may suffer a similar injury.

"They love their pig's in blankets do the Sahas!" a club spokesman didn't say.

Anyway, putting all that nonsense aside, the straight up fact is that Saha will now be missing for at least another five weeks so we probably won't be seeing him again until sometime in March once you factor in 'match' fitness and the rest of it.

So with Victor Anichebe only hovering around the 'probably fit' mark, the need for a new striker is still a pressing one.

And the only rumour currently doing the rounds, apart from that shite about Arteta going to Arsenal, is that we are keeping an eye on, and probably a close-eye at that, Fiorentina's out-of-favour striker Giampaolo Pazzini.

This rumour has that little substance to it though that no figures are being bandied about and there's barely even been a mention of a loan deal, the sort once referred to as the 'Grattan' which Everton have now made their own.

If we do sign him though, expect that big frig off catering truck at the back of the Park End to be selling a Pazzini Pannini by the end of the month!

The club have been involved in some transfer window activity though as they have released out-of-contract Lee Molyneux.

The 19-year-old left back has been signed by Southampton and could be in line for his first start against Manchester United at the weekend.

There was also a headline on the Everton site that simply said "Routledge joins QPR".

Unfortunately, it was Wayne and not Patricia!

More news as it sort of happens!