A paperwork error from Chelsea’s side has reportedly prevented the loan deal that would have sent Hakim Ziyech to Paris Saint-Germain.
Ziyech, 29, arrived in Paris on Tuesday to complete the move, with both clubs on board after the former £35million signing struggled to force his way into Graham Potter’s plans.
The Moroccan international has made only four starts this Premier League season to go with six brief substitute appearances, collecting his first goal involvement with an assist against Crystal Palace on January 15.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea are the side being accused of failing to submit the necessary paperwork in time for the move to be processed, while an anonymous Paris Saint-Germain source is quoted calling the situation a “Class A circus”.
ESPN adds that the French giants believe the paperwork was filed in time and will appeal the Ligue 1 decision, but there is no timetable for the appeal process.
More on Hakim Ziyech. PSG have an appeal ready to LFP — but contracts are not validated as things stand after Chelsea and PSG exchanged docs. #DeadlineDay
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— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023