Wednesday, January 30, 2008
FIFA delay decision on Cousin's Fulham switch
Daniel Cousin's protracted move to Fulham could be back on after FIFA claimed they have still to make a decision on his transfer from Rangers.
Both clubs said that the £3million deal had collapsed because world
football's governing body had refused to sanction the move.
However, a FIFA spokesman said: 'From FIFA's side, the case is still
pending. No decision has been made yet.'
Cousin played 20 minutes of league football as a substitute for French club
Lens before completing his summer switch to Rangers and FIFA regulations forbid
a player from playing for more than two clubs in one season.
Rangers and Fulham were hopeful special dispensation would be granted and that
the move would be rubber-stamped by FIFA before Thursday's midnight deadline but
both clubs claimed last night the deal was dead.
The FIFA spokesman added: 'Nothing has been communicated yet so we don't know
where this information has come from but it was certainly not from FIFA.
'We received the request to look into the matter from the English Football
Association so the reply would be to them because they made the request.
'That should come soon because there are some time constraints but I can't