Hakim Ziyech’s PSG loan move in serious doubt after Chelsea fail to file transfer documents
Paris Saint-Germain‘s hopes of signing Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech on loan until the end of the season are in serious doubt.
The 29-year-old completed a medical in the French capital earlier on deadline day but an agreement between the clubs was only reached in the last hour of the January transfer window.
And yet, Chelsea’s failure to file the correct documents before the 11pm deadline has threatened to kill the deal - leaving PSG furious.
Omari Hutchinson’s loan move to West Brom also collapsed at the last minute along with Hull’s bid to turn Xavier Simons’s loan spell into a permanent transfer.
Morocco international Ziyech has been trying to leave Chelsea for over six months after falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel and has since failed to fully reclaim his place under Graham Potter.
After a successful World Cup in Qatar, Ziyech had the attention of several sides including AC Milan, Roma, Newcastle and Everton.
He has, however, opted to move to France’s biggest club although the loan - should it go through - does not include a purchase option, so any future fee must be agreed upon at a later date.
Chelsea waited until the end of the transfer window to release Ziyech due to an injury crisis that left as many as 12 players on the sidelines at its worst point.
However, with many players on their way back to fitness ahead of Friday’s match against Fulham, the Blues opted to allow Ziyech to leave.
It follows eight January signings including five attackers; Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, Joao Felix and David Datro Fofana.
Chelsea have made an unprecedented splash in the market, spending over £550million of talent acquired after Fernandez agreed a British transfer record deal on deadline day.