FA Chairman Greg Dyke seems hell bent on reducing the number of foreign players in the Premier League in the hope to improve the fortunes of the English national team and his latest proposals could see severe new restrictions on individuals from outside the European Union. Various sources report that Dyke wants to drastically cut the number of non-EU players by next summer through new regulations regarding visas. The former BBC chief outlined his vision for the future of the English game in May and his new proposals, if approved by "stakeholders" and the Home Office, will see the complete end of the current visa system for non-EU players. If the changes to the rules are made, then the number of 'worldwide' players in the country could be halved by 50% within 12 months and there are a number of stipulations that would come into force. Under new regulations, only clubs in the Premier League would be allowed to apply for work permits for non-EU players and only those individuals from the top 50 FIFA ranked countries will be automatically given visas if they have played enough competitive internationals, rather than the top 70 which it is now. Players from the top 30 FIFA nations would only have to play 30% of competitive internationals to be eligible for an automatic work permit, allowing for the greater number of players from countries like Brazil and Argentina. Visas will also be granted for 'Elite' players that cost a minimum of Â£10-15m, but appeals against rejected applications will now only consider errors in the process itself rather than the existing method of case-by-case judgement on perceived player ability. Perhaps most importantly, no non-EU player will be permitted to go out on loan, meaning that clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham will have to significantly alter their methods of talent scouting. The measure is designed to stop certain clubs unfairly stockpiling talent and any players over the age of 21 would have to be included in 25-man Premier League squads or else be completely unused. For those under 21, if first team opportunities do not exist at their club, the only option for development would be in a reserve team setting or a permanent move elsewhere. Discussions and talks are set to begin with various footballing bodies across the UK in the coming weeks, but there is likely to be strong opposition.