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CAS rejects Adrien Silva's appeal

CAS rejects Adrien Silva's appeal

Adrien Silva's emergency request to be allowed to play for Leicester City has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The Foxes agreed a deal worth up to €29.5million to sign the Portugal international from Sporting CP as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, but missed the deadline for registration by a matter of seconds.

This led to FIFA refusing permission for the move to be completed – a decision that the club unsuccessfully appealed against.

CAS says Silva acted alone in asking the court to allow the Football Association to provisionally register him while he awaits a full verdict on the merits of his appeal.

"On 3 October 2017, Adrien Silva filed a statement of appeal at CAS together with the application for urgent provisional measures. Leicester is not party in this arbitration procedure," said a statement from CAS.

"Although the player’s initial request for interim relief has been rejected, the proceedings will continue and a final decision on the merits will be issued after a hearing, which is yet to be fixed."