PSG had asked the LFP to approve the deal even though the required paperwork arrived after Tuesday’s French transfer deadline.
According to a source close to the deal, Paris Saint-effort Germain’s to capture Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech on loan from Chelsea has failed since the French league (LFP) refused to confirm the player’s contract.
Even though the necessary documentation arrived after Tuesday’s French transfer deadline, PSG had petitioned the LFP to authorise the transaction.
By Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m. (2200 GMT), Ligue 1 clubs were required to submit all contracts to the league. They then had a further hour to register transfers in the FIFA system, which approves all international transfers.
The teams came to an arrangement for Ziyech to be loaned to PSG until the end of the season after the player passed a medical.
However, sources claim that the Premier League team missed the deadline for sending the necessary paperwork, preventing the 29-year-old winger’s transfer.
PSG consequently requested a special clearance from the LFP, which was swiftly denied.
After international forward Pablo Sarabia of Spain left for Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in January, PSG sought the Netherlands-born Ziyech to add depth to their attack.
The Ligue 1 front-runners, who take on Bayern Munich in the opening leg of their last-16 match on February 14, did not add any new players during the winter transfer window.
Milan Skriniar, a centre back for Inter Milan from Slovakia, had also been a target for them, but he will now remain with the Italian team until the conclusion of the season when his contract expires.