Premier League clubs are set to be involved in a landmark vote to ban loan moves for players between associated clubs, according to reports. Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle United would be among those impacted by proposed changes that would come into effect in January.
League organisers are said to be considering it a temporary measure to protect the integrity of top-flight competition and allow more time to agree on a permanent solution.
Many Premier League sides operate as part of a multi-club model, including Chelsea, Man City and Newcastle.
Reports linking Ruben Neves to a January switch to St. James’ Park have been met with concerns, given Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is the majority owner of Newcastle and Al Hilal.
Neves has allegedly emerged as a target in the wake of summer signing Sandro Tonali’s 10-month suspension for breaching betting rules.
The 26-year-old signed for Al Hilal from Wolves in the same transfer window as one of numerous high-profile players to join the Saudi Pro League revolution.
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