Yobo happy at Goodison
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton defender Joseph Yobo has indicated he will sign a new contract with the club.
Joseph Yobo has indicated he will sign a new contract with Everton before his current deal with the club expires.
The Nigerian has been touted for a move away from Merseyside in the summer, with the likes of Arsenal and Marseille both showing interest in the defender.
However, Yobo insists he would be happy to remain at the club for the foreseeable future, should the two parties come to a suitable agreement.
"Contracts do not get settled in a day," said Yobo. "There is no problem between my advisors and the chairman, they get on very well.
"I love Everton and I am settled on Merseyside. I am a bit surprised how it all came out, it's a private thing, but there is no problem.
"If my advisors and the club can reach an agreement, that will be fine by me."
With David Weir and Alan Stubbs both out of contract in the summer, Yobo's news will come as a boost to manager David Moyes.
Weir and Stubbs, along with goalkeeper Nigel Martyn are all expected to be offered new deals at Goodison Park, however controversial striker Duncan Ferguson could be on his way out.
"I do not think we will have big cash to change things dramatically, but there will be changes," confirmed Moyes. "There will be players leaving and some coming in.
"We know what our lads can do and the last month of the season will not make much difference to what I have already decided."