Transfer news UPDATE: Hakim Ziyech loan move from Chelsea to PSG is OFF

Image of Chelsea and Morocco star Hakim Ziyech. Credit: Wikipedia - By Кирилл Венедиктов -, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Hakim Ziyech will not be joining PSG after the French Football League rejected an appeal.


UPDATE: Thursday, February 2 at 5:15pm

Hakim Ziyech will not be joining PSG on loan. According to the respected sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, an appeal to the French Football League (LFP) was rejected. It appears to be that Chelsea signed the relevant paperwork but they were not submitted in time before the transfer window closed.

UPDATE: Wednesday, February 1 at 00:59am

Hakim Ziyech’s loan move to PSG appears to have fallen through at the last minute. The Moroccan international winger was in Paris to negotiate the deal but it has not gone ahead. It is believed that all the relevant paperwork was signed but Chelsea did not send it off on time.

According to the respected French sports journalist Bruno Salomon: “Hakim Ziyech did not sign!!! Chelsea sent the wrong documents 3 times…. Psg will appeal this Wednesday morning to the LfP in view of the attitude of the English … @francebleuparis #fbsport”.

Salomon went as far as to suggest that Todd Boehly’s side was so busy trying to close the deal for Enzo Fernandez that they subsequently paid less attention to Ziyech’s situation.

“Basically, Chelsea only had their minds on their purchase of Enzo Fernández and therefore not necessarily very attentive to the deal with Psg for Ziyech… hence this situation”, he tweeted.

Tuesday, January 31 at 00:51am

In the latest football transfer news, Chelsea’s Moroccan international winger Hakim Ziyech flew to Paris today where he could sign a loan deal with PSG. The star has been offered an escape route from Stamford Bridge after a disappointing two-and-a-half-year spell with the English Premier League outfit.

He joined the London club in 2020 from the Dutch champions Ajax but never really hit his best form and struggled to hold down a regular first-team spot. Ziyech was a part of the Blues side that won the Champions League in 2021.

With Graham Potter now in charge at Chelsea, Ziyech could see himself even further down the pecking order after the club’s spending spree in this current window.

Tedd Boely’s side has splashed around £200m on new players this January. The American is currently holding his breath to see if the Argentinian defender Enzo Fernandez will join from Benfica. A new British transfer record of around £115m has been touted as his possible final price today.

According to L’Equipe, talks between PSG and Chelsea are looking positive. The talented winger helped his nation to a surprise semi-final appearance at last year’s World Cup in Qatar and a move to Paris could help him to rebuild his domestic form.

There had been reports that both Everton and Manchester United had made bids for Ziyech but Chelsea were reluctant to offload their player to another Premier League side. Jose Mourinho’s Roma was another name that cropped up as a potential destination recently, according to


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