Fax machine hinders Eric-Maxime Choupo-Moting transfer.

A defective fax machine scuttled the ambition of Eric-Maxime Choupo-Moting transfer from Hamburg to FC Cologne. According to Kölner express the clubs and player reached an agreement shortly before the 18.00 deadline yesterday. A fax was sent to the German football league,DFL,containing the contract. Unfortunately it arrived at 18:12.

The DFL informed the parties that the transfer did not come to fruition because of the late arrival of the contract. Well, Eric-Maxime Choupo-Moting will have to stay in Hamburg.