Fulham have pulled the plug on their attempt to resurrect a deal to sign Rangers striker David Cousin after Roy Hodgson landed his number one target in Bobby Zamora, according to the Sun.

Zamora is due to finalise his £6.8m switch from West Ham at Craven Cottage this afternoon and will become Hodgson’s first choice striker after Brian McBride’s departure this summer. The successful swoop for the former Brighton and Tottenham forward ends Fulham’s longstanding interest in Gabon international Cousin, who came close to joining the Whites in January. A £3m deal had been agreed with Rangers but was blocked by FIFA after it emerged that he would have broken international transfer rules in representing three sides in a calendar year had he made the move to London.