Leicester City are anxiously waiting to see if they have managed to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon.
The 2016 Premier League Champions made a late move for the midfielder on transfer deadline day and had to ask for a two hour extension in order to get the deal over the line, something that Leicester believe they managed to do.
However almost a week since that deadline passed, Leicester are still waiting to hear if the transfer can be completed, with world football governing body FIFA now looking into the documentation.
A spokesman for the club said:
“We are working with Adrien and Sporting Clube de Portugal to overcome some issues relating to the player’s registration and exploring all options to find a resolution”
Meanwhile, a statement from the Portuguese club also claims that a deal has been done:
“Sporting Club de Portugal informs the market that we have reached an agreement with Leicester for the definitive transfer of the sporting and economic rights of the professional soccer player Adrien Silva. The registration of the same (player) is awaiting confirmation of FIFA.”
With Leicester believing that the deal would go through, they sanctioned the sale of Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea in a £35m deal. They now face an anxious wait to see the outcome of this particular deal.
They could end up with the nightmare situation of the transfer being approved, meaning that Silva would officially be a Leicester player, but him not being registered, meaning he would have to wait until January to make his debut for the club.