FIFA have announced strict restrictions on the number of loan deals that clubs can hold per season, down to just eight in and out.
This could be devastating for many Italian clubs who have dozens of loans or operate using loans with obligation to buy, a method of stretching out payment to a different financial year.
The limits will come into force next season, starting at eight both in and out of the club, then reduced to six from 2022-23.
This applies initially only to international loans with players aged 22 or over.
The FIFA Council still needs to approve the plans, with individual leagues given three years to come into line with similar rules.
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