Premier League clubs hope to introduce a rule at the upcoming November meeting that would make it impossible for clubs to arrange loan deals with satellite clubs. This would impact teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Newcastle United.Embed from Getty Images
Some major clubs in England are owned by proprietors who also have other clubs in their portfolio, and according to The Athletic, Premier League clubs intend to use a voting process to prevent affiliated clubs from conducting business with each other.
The most recent rumor involved Newcastle, which lost midfielder Sandro Tonali due to suspension and hopes, according to English media, to compensate for this loss by temporarily bringing in Rúben Neves, who is under contract with Al-Hilal. Both clubs are in Saudi hands.
Manchester United, through Sir Jim Ratcliffe linked to OGC Nice, as well as Manchester City and Chelsea, could also strengthen their squad through this route, but not if the majority of the clubs agree to new regulations. Fourteen of the twenty clubs must agree on November 21 to adopt the arrangement.Updated: 02:39, 9 Nov 2023