Failed Transfers: Ziyech to PSG is off, Barcelona failed to register Araujo & Zaniolo responds to speculations

We have seen various transfers happening throughout January. Now let’s see some of the transfers that collapsed for various reasons.


Ziyech loan move from Chelsea to PSG collapses

On the transfer deadline day, Hakim Ziyech’s intended deal with Paris Saint-Germain fell through because Chelsea allegedly delivered the incorrect documentation.

He arrived in Paris on Tuesday to finish his medical after PSG and Chelsea came to an agreement for him to join on loan with no option to purchase.

However, unfortunately, the deal did not materialize before the window slammed shut following some major turmoil on deadline day.

Several French media claim that Chelsea delayed the agreement by sending the wrong documentation to PSG THREE times.

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano claims that it was too late for the contract to be filed and confirmed by the time the required documents finally arrived in Paris.

PSG’s requests to ratify it were rejected by French League officials, who claimed there had been an “unjustifiable delay” in getting the documents to them.

The Athletic reports that a PSG insider called the scenario a “Class A circus,” but Chelsea has not yet responded.

According to a club insider, “Chelsea behaved shambolically and insultingly. There is no other way to put it.”

“Chelsea has wasted six months of his career. Now Hakim is returning to a club where he’s not wanted and probably doesn’t have a place. The club’s behavior in handling this transfer was unsatisfactory.”

“It’s inappropriate for a club of their size, but this appears to sum up their manner of conducting business at the moment,” one person said of Chelsea’s actions.

PSG insist Chelsea ignored their initial loan agreement email and several phone calls, responding 75 minutes later with an incorrect, unsigned document.

The PSG insider added: “Hakim was in our office in Paris from noon on Tuesday, begging Boehly to explain the hold-up and sort it out. He was even ready to contribute to the deal to get released.”

Barcelona failed to purchase Julian Araujo because they filed paperwork 18 seconds late

Before the transfer window closed on January 31, Barcelona appeared poised to finalize a deal for LA Galaxy defender Araujo.

According to various reports, the Catalan giants verbally agreed to a loan deal with a buyout option for the 21-year-old, but a transfer did not occur before the transfer window closed.

Alemany told Fabrizio Romano, “We didn’t arrive on time owing to a computer glitch – the delay was 18 seconds. We’ll have to wait and see what FIFA decides.”

The Blaugrana are again interested in Mexican international Araujo after approving the sale of Hector Bellerin to Sporting CP.

According to all accounts, a contract was reached with the player and LA Galaxy, but a documentation problem has now put a dream transfer in peril.

Araujo is still a member of the LA Galaxy, as his contract with Barcelona hasn’t been legally approved. However, it is still unclear what conclusion FIFA will reach.

Nicolo Zaniolo releases a statement about his current situation at Roma

Nicolo Zaniolo has since stated his current position at Roma, claiming that various claims about him are untrue.

Given death threats by fans and gangs, Zaniolo is currently at his home in La Spezia, far from Rome.

Even though he refused to play for the team and sought a transfer, Roma considered taking disciplinary action against him.

The Italian has delivered a statement to ANSA regarding his condition and the events of the past several weeks.

The Italian initially declined Bournemouth but subsequently accepted the location after the club withdrew. He has also expressed gratitude to Roma supporters for their earlier kindness and respect toward him.

“In recent weeks, a lot of things have been said and written about me, most of which are untrue. Romanists accepted me like one of their own when I came to Rome as a stranger.”

“In the horrifying and depressing times following the injuries, they gave me love, bravery, and confidence. In Tirana, I felt I had achieved my purpose and returned everything I had received, creating truly unique joy.”

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