Chinese FA propose new regulation to reduce foreign players in CSL

Chinese Football Association (CFA) has sent a letter to clubs in which proposes to reduce the number of foreign players in Chinese Super League (CSL) next season.

As reported by Chinese news site Sina, a new proposal would require the clubs to reduce the number of non-Chinese players in their squad from five to four.

On the other hand, clubs would be permitted to sign up to six foreign players, but two of them would be registered to play with the reserves.

The proposal comes after the FA dismissed the regulation that teams must field a player from an Asian nation and could name a maximum of three non-Asian foreign players.

The new regulation may put an end to the massive big-money signings from Chinese football powerhouses.

In June, the national football governing body announced plans to slow rampant spending by forcing teams to pay double for any new signings.