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LONDON - Discussions have begun between football's Premier League and senior advisers to prime minister Gordon Brown about ways of regulating the influx of foreign players to the Premiership, The Guardian daily revealed yesterday.
The issue, which has rumbled on for most of the past decade, has come to a head with England in serious danger of failing to qualify for Euro 2008, something blamed in part on the low numbers of English players in the Premier League.
Fifa has proposed a quota on foreign players but that plan is thought to be unworkable under international law.
Europe's body Uefa has a slightly differing scheme, whereby a club would have to include a certain number of home-grown players in their match-day squad.
From next season teams playing in European competition will have to include eight home-grown players in their 25-man squads.
The Premier League opposes quotas, but believes more could be done to encourage skills coaching at a young age. - Sapa-DPA