Sport Silva starts training with Leicester

19:40  12 october  2017
19:40  12 october  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

FIFA rejects Leicester appeal over Adrien Silva signing

  FIFA rejects Leicester appeal over Adrien Silva signing Adrien Silva is facing an uncertain few months after FIFA refused to sanction his transfer to Leicester City.FIFA has rejected Leicester City's request to ratify the signing of Adrien Silva from Sporting CP.

Adrien Silva is now training with Leicester while the Premier League club consider going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over his transfer saga. The Foxes' appeal to Fifa to secure the registration of Portuguese midfielder Silva was last week rejected by world football's governing body.

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Craig Shakespeare is relieved that Adrien Silva has finally started training with Leicester City after the transfer window 'saga'.

The Foxes signed Silva from Sporting Lisbon on the final day of the summer transfer window but the £25m deal arrived onto FIFA's Transfer Matching System (TMS) 14 seconds after the transfer deadline passed.

Leicester launched an appeal to secure the Portuguese midfielder, but it was rejected, and the club might be considering going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

As things stand, the 28-year-old will now not be registered to play for Craig Shakespeare's team until January. However, Silva is now being properly integrated into the group.

FIFA rejects Silva transfer

  FIFA rejects Silva transfer FIFA has rejected Leicester's request to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon. Leicester thought they had beaten the August 31 deadline to sign Silva as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, whose move to Chelsea was also confirmed after the 11pm cut-off.The FA immediately forwarded the deal to FIFA's Transfer Matching System, which was rejected by the world governing body because the deadline had passed.

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"I can thankfully report he is training with us," Shakespeare said. "Obviously I am disappointed with the decision by FIFA. The other processes are in the hands of the club.

"I speak to (Silva) on a regular basis during training to make sure he is fully focused on what his requirements are. I am still getting to know him, I do not know him 100% yet," Shakespeare added.

"I think it was always difficult during this saga if you want to call it that. He had to miss out not just on club football, but also national football."

Sky Sports News understands that Sporting Lisbon consider the deal done, are expecting payment from the Foxes, and are prepared to fight the Premier League club legally if they try to return the player.

Speaking about Silva's arrival, Shakespeare said: "We have tried to keep his spirits up. The players will tell you about the banter, he's brilliant in and around the changing rooms.

"I want to integrate him as quick as possible, I can do that now. But ultimately, he is out on the training pitch, which is good for him and good for me."

Speaking ahead of their match against West Brom, Shakespeare revealed that their star striker Jamie Vardy is back.

"Vardy has fully recovered from his hip problem. He had the injections straight after the Bournemouth game and he was given time away as he wasn't allowed to do anything.

"But he has trained fully this week and looked sharp," he added. "I'm really pleased to report there are no ill effects. Hopefully he can go forward for us, and for the national team if he's selected. But yes, he is back."

Slimani reveals Watford talks .
Islam Slimani has revealed he held a discussion with Marco Silva in the summer about a proposed move to Watford. The Algeria international joined the Foxes from Sporting Lisbon for a club-record £28m fee following their 2015/16 Premier League title success, but scored just eight goals during his debut campaign in England.Slimani enjoyed a more productive spell working under Silva during their time together at Sporting, scoring 15 goals during the Portuguese's sole season at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in 2014/15.

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