SkySports journalist Bryan Swanson confirmed earlier this morning that FIFA has definitively rejected Leicester’s request to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon.
The former Premier League champions had targeted the Portugal international as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, who left the club on Deadline Day to join Chelsea. A final decision from FIFA had been suspended due to a delay in forwarding documents and papers, provided to request an extra-time to complete the deal.
Chelsea managed to finalize a £40m deal to sign Drinkwater, while Leicester City failed to land Silva from Sporting CP for a few seconds.
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) October 4, 2017