CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan appears to be still extremely keen on pursuing his interest in purchasing a substantial shareholding in Everton, despite reports yesterday saying club director Paul Gregg was not willing to sell his 23.2% shareholding at the moment.
Vaughan held discussions with Gregg at the weekend, when he was asked to provide "proof of funding", but this latest statement from Gregg indicates that he is prepared to sit tight at the moment.
Over 75% of Everton's shareholding is owned by Gregg, Bill Kenwright, Jon Woods, and Lord Grantchester, leaving approximately 24% of the issued shares held by smaller investors.
Vaughan's business associate Lee Maloney said last night: "David Moyes has expressed a wish for peace in matters off the field and at boardroom level and as lifelong Evertonians we agree with those sentiments.
"However, Stephen is talking to other shareholders which could prove to be interesting, but we do not wish to conduct our business dealings in the media. Until there are positive developments from our discussions, we won't be commenting publicly again in the near future."