Adrien Silva has returned to Portugal as Leicester continue to wait on his availability.
The Portugal international is not allowed to train with the Foxes after FIFA blocked his £22m switch from Sporting Lisbon because his documentation was received by the FA 14 seconds after the deadline.
Leicester are still yet to hear whether the transfer will be ratified and the midfielder will continue to sit out when they host Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports. The 28-year-old has trained with the fitness coaches as the club formalise an appeal but Silva has returned home for now.
Boss Craig Shakespeare said: “He has gone back to Portugal for the time being. He is an expecting father so he spent a bit of time with his family at the weekend. Then we will see what the process brings from now on. The conversations I’ve had with him so far are very brief but of course in the back of his mind the World Cup will be a concern. But I think he is more interested in finding the right solution for here and now.”