Football: Football Association chief Dyke plans to get tough on overseas-player quotas

LONDON (THE GUARDIAN) - England's Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has vowed to push through tough rules governing the number of home-grown players in the top flight to encourage the development of more prospects such as Harry Kane.

But the proposals, designed to tackle a "grim picture" for young English players, are likely to put him on a collision course with top Premier League clubs who believe their investments in academy systems will bear fruit without the need for tougher quotas.

Dyke has proposed the minimum number of home-grown players in a top-flight 25-man first-team squad be increased from eight to 12. Under the plans, which require Premier League approval, the changes would be phased in over four years from 2016-17.

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