Landon Donovan will arrive at Finch Farm on Friday to begin training with the Blues squad.
Despite reports to the contrary, the situation remains the same as was first announced by the Club.
The American is set to join on loan and the first match he will be eligible for is the home game against Bolton on 4 January.
He is not able to face West Brom on 1 January because the transfer window re-opens after the deadline for registrations for that round of games has closed.
Donovan agreed a two-month loan deal earlier this month, keeping him at Everton until after the Merseyside derby at Anfield on 25 February.