Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi was all set to sign for Leicester City on deadline day, but the move faltered at the eleventh hour.
The 28-year-old is currently at the very bottom of Simone Inzaghi’s midfield totem pole. Therefore, he was looking to escape his situation and find himself a new accommodation.
For their part, the Nerazzurri were hoping to make a small profit by selling a player only six months before the expiry of his contract.
In recent weeks, Leicester emerged as the ultimate suitor for the Italy international. However, they allowed the negotiations to drag on until deadline day.
While the two clubs eventually found an accord and the player passed his medical test in England, the Foxes still failed to put the deal over the line.
By midnight, it became evident that the move won’t go through in time.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the Championship leaders couldn’t finalize the operation due to limitations imposed by Financial Fair Play rules.
FFP Rules Thwarted Stefano Sensi Transfer From Inter Milan To Leicester City
The English side was looking to work around it by finding the right formula, but eventually ran out of time.
Therefore, Sensi’s trip to England was short-lived as well as futile. The midfielder will now remain at Appiano Gentile until the expiry of this contract at the end of the season.
As for Inter, they would have collected 500,000 euros as a loan fee in addition to 2.5 million in case Leicester were to secure promotion to the Premier League.