Hakim Ziyech’s loan move from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain has hit a serious snag after a paperwork issue.
The deal is being held up after his contracts were submitted too late. PSG are preparing an appeal for the morning.
It comes after reports in France that Chelsea sent the wrong documentation on several occasions. The situation has left Ziyech in Paris but unable to sign for the French champions.
Ziyech had looked set to join PSG earlier today before his move came unstuck. The player was in the French capital to have a medical when the deal hit a stumbling block, throwing Ziyech’s immediate future in doubt.
The deal then appeared to be back on, but has now hit yet another issue following the paperwork problem.
The former Ajax winger has endured a miserable two-and-a-half year spell at Stamford Bridge and on Monday travelled to Paris in a bid to seal a move to the French titans.
Despite starring for Morocco in their remarkable run to the World Cup semi-finals – becoming the first African side to do so – Ziyech has continued to struggle at Chelsea this season after a poor first term.
If he does manage to join the Parc des Princes, he would reunite with compatriot Achraf Hakimi, who was equally key in their nation’s run to the last four of the World Cup.
With Chelsea bringing in the likes of Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke this month, Graham Potter will be keen to offload several attacking players that are likely to be losing their place in the side.
Ziyech has already averaged fewer than 45 minutes a game in his 10 appearances for the Blues in the league, and is yet to score in all competitions, assisting just once.