Fingers are being pointed at Chelsea after Hakim Ziyech’s proposed move to PSG fell through.
The Moroccan was given permission by the West London club to move to the French club on loan for the rest of the season and had flown to Paris ahead of the deadline on Tuesday to finalise the transfer.
However, it subsequently transpired that Chelsea had not sent the required documentation to the French authorities in time, and, when they did, it was the wrong papers.
Both clubs were trying to find a solution to the problem, with PSG appealing directly to the French Football Federation.
However, it now looks like the 29-year old is condemned to remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, although how much game time he can expect, given the flurry of new arrivals, is uncertain.
Given how much money they spent on new players in January, it seems the West London club may have forgotten how to handle departures.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.