Fifa cancel Cousin deal

Striker's move to Fulham falls through

Cousin: Deal off

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Fifa have refused to sanction Fulham's move to sign Rangers striker Daniel Cousin.

The Gabon international striker was hoping to complete his protracted £3million move from Ibrox to Craven Cottage.

Hopeful

Both clubs had been hopeful of the move going ahead before Thursday's transfer deadline, even though Fifa's regulations forbid a player from appearing for more than two clubs in one season.

Cousin had played 20 minutes as a substitute for French club Lens before his summer switch to Rangers but football's governing body are sticking rigidly to the rules and have cancelled the deal.

Confirmed

A Fulham spokesperson confirmed: "Daniel has had to return to Rangers because Fifa won't change their policy on a player playing for more than two clubs in one season.

"Unfortunately, that means we will not be able to welcome Daniel Cousin to Fulham."