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 say when.'