Everton chief Robert Elstone says the club remains up for sale.
Elstone commented in his blog for evertonfc.com: "The Club is always receptive, responsive and professional, which means we respect the confidentiality agreements which prevent either side from disclosing the interest.
"Of course, we fully understand what you want to know is will these discussions be successful? That I can't say. Discussions are still at an early stage. What I know to be absolutely the case is the first question asked by us in these discussions is never 'how much?' but always 'what are your thoughts, intentions or plans for Everton's future?'
"The responsibility to find the right buyer is paramount and not an excuse for 'not really for sale' or 'wanting too much for it' or 'wanting to stay involved'. Such a negative outlook only hinders a painstaking and challenging process made all the more difficult in a recession-hit world. I'm tired of saying it but the Club is absolutely for sale and has not, and will not fail to be sold because it's too expensive or comes with onerous conditions."