Toffees waiting on Marseille for Yobo
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 22-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with The Toffees, but Everton cannot conclude a deal until the French club agree terms with Yobo.
The Merseyside club`s chief executive Michael Dunford has been in France over the last few days attempting to resolve the remaining issues.
"The situation is quite simple, we haven't got a dispute with Joseph or Marseille," he told the club's official website.
"We had an agreement with Marseille to exercise the option to sign Joseph, which we took up at the beginning of the year and we've agreed terms with Joseph for another four-year contract.
"The issue is a historical one, which we tried to mediate in, and that is Joseph and Marseille are in discussions over a severance payment.
"Those discussions are still ongoing and hopefully they'll be resolved very quickly, but it is purely a domestic matter between Joseph and Marseille.
"We were there purely to oil the wheels of a meeting and we came away thinking that some progress has been made.
"However, it has not been concluded yet."