Chelsea agreed a fee with Benfica late last night for Enzo Fernandez after Benfica reportedly ‘begged him to stay’.
Hakim Ziyech had arrived in Paris ahead of a proposed move to PSG and everything seemed to be going smoothly until it was discovered that Chelsea has submitted the wrong paperwork.
Reports stated that Ziyech was in PSG’s offices when he discovered the news.
Sky Sports, via Football Daily, have outlined the timeline around the debacle.
According to journalist Bruno Salomon Chelsea sent the wrong documents three times.
Hakim Ziyech n'a pas signé !!!
Chelsea a envoyé par 3 fois les mauvais documents….
Le Psg va porter un recours ce mercredi matin devant la LfP au vu de l'attitude des Anglais… @francebleuparis #fbsport
— Bruno Salomon ⚽🎙 (@bruno_salomon) January 31, 2023
L’Equipe, via Sports Witness, also reported ‘there was also an issue at LFP (French governing body for professional football).
Their computer system experienced a breakdown in the evening’