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• New regulations will mean only players pay agents
• Loan system may be overhauled to end player stockpiling

Fifa has taken initial steps towards trying to control the vast amounts of money being paid out of football to agents, agreeing in principle to discuss setting a limit on agents’ fees.

At a meeting in London on Monday, the Fifa football stakeholders committee, which includes representatives from clubs, leagues and the worldwide players’ union Fifpro, agreed to introduce a “clearing house” system to process transfer payments, and to reinstate a form of licensing system for agents, which Fifa abandoned in 2015 to widespread criticism.

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