FIFA plans to limit number of players clubs can send out on loan

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Image: FIFA's loan plans could have wide-reaching implications

FIFA is planning to make changes to the international transfers rules that would limit player loans and create a clearing house to handle agents fees, Sky Sports News understands.

FIFA reportedly wants to limit to the number of players one club can lend each season to between six and eight.

The aim would be to stop clubs, particularly in England and Italy, signing large numbers of players and loaning them out immediately.

Last season, Chelsea had 40 players out on loan. This season, Juventus have 25 players out on loan.

Newcastle midfielder Kenedy avoided a red card for a kick out at  Víctor Camarasa
Image: Newcastle midfielder Kenedy is one of 40 Chelsea players out on loan

Another FIFA proposal would be to create a clearing house, managed by a bank, to handle the solidarity payments from transfer fees due to clubs that trained players in their youth systems.

This clearing house would also be responsible for handling payments to agents.

FIFA, which did away with agent licenses in 2015, is planning to reintroduce them with an exam.

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FIFA are reviewing transfers system

In a brief statement on Thursday FIFA said it has created a "stakeholders commission" to conduct "a comprehensive review of the transfer system".

It said the commission "is currently assessing potential changes to the system in several key areas, including, among others, the regulations on intermediaries, solidarity payments to training clubs, streamlining of transfer payments, protection of minors, loans, squad sizes and transfer windows".

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