Wantaway Fulham forward Louis Saha has insisted he will leave the club for nothing if they fail to sell him to Manchester United this month.
After denying comments in the Daily Mail yesterday that suggested he was merely a medical away from making the move to Old Trafford, the French forward has piled the pressure on Fulham with incendiary remarks in the French newspaper Le Parisien.
Saha is quoted as saying:
“Fulham aren’t playing it straight. As soon as I meet anyone from the club, the conversations stop. One day it’s ‘yes’, the next it’s ‘no’. They’re treating me like a product. I don’t want to end up like Ronaldinho, who didn’t go to Manchester United over money. It’s a financial problem. The club says they prefer to sell me in six months but now I’ve had enough.
Either I go at the end of the month or at the end of my contract in 2006. If Fulham like me that much, they’ll have to look after me until the end. And, in the end, I’ll leave for nothing.
At the bottom of it all, I believe in myself. Bluffing looks pretty but you can’t do it too much. I know Manchester United don’t want to upset Fulham but my directors are also businessmen. When a large sum of money is put on the table, you have to know when to stop playing around or you find yourself with nothing but a frustrated and angry player.”