Premier League blocks Burnley’s bid to sign Victor Moses back from Russian club
Burnley has seen their attempts to rescue Victor Moses from Spartak Moscow blocked by the Premier League.
International media outlets report that the Clarets have tried to clinch a deal to bring the former Chelsea star back to England from Russia, who are in the midst of a conflict with Ukraine.
Moses, Burnley and Spartak Moscow were all open to the Premier League winner returning to play in England until the end of the season given the difficult predicament the 31-year-old finds himself with the Russian club.
But the Premier League club has been informed that they cannot sign Moses on a short-term deal.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month led to both the domestic leagues being suspended.
As a result, FIFA and UEFA made the joint decision to allow players from teams in Ukraine and Russia to join other European teams on short-term deals until the end of the season – even though the transfer window is shut.
However, the Premier League have ruled they will not accept any requests for new transfers due to concerns over the sporting integrity of the competition.