Fulham manager Chris Coleman says he would prefer to put Louis Saha out on the substitutes’ bench than sell the French striker.

Coleman said that Fulham would not be selling any of their players in the January transfer window, including Saha for whom Manchester UNited are repported to have offered £8.5m for.

Saha, expressed his disgust with Fulham after they refused to sanction his sale to United, but Coleman is adamant that the French striker is going nowhere.

“Louis may chuck his toys out of his pram – I don’t know, it doesn’t matter,” said Coleman.

“If Louis’s performances are not what they should be he’ll be out of the team but not out of the club.”

“I do believe that it’ll come around again if he’s doing the business,” Coleman added.

Saha was quoted as telling French daily L’Equipe on Friday: “I played one of my worst matches of the season against Middlesbrough. Perhaps it wasn’t a coincidence.

“I won’t mess about, if only out of respect for my team mates. But I will do everything I can to leave.”