Everton are angry that the work permit appeal they must lodge for £11million record signing Yakubu cannot be heard until next Friday.
Until it is settled he can't even train with his new team-mates.
It means he's effectively ruled out of next weekend's game against Bolton after already missing yesterday's match with Blackburn.
The original application for a work per mit is automatically turned down because he has not played in 75 per cent of his country's latest games after a fall-out with the coach.
I can't help but feel all our eggs are in one basket with Yakubu.. We won't find out if he's eligible to play for us until transfer day leaving Moyes will little time to bring in alternatives if he finds it necessary.