WALES'S three Football League clubs are expected to support calls for the Football Association to oppose the introduction of transfer windows.
Fifa, football's world governing body, want to introduce a universal transfer window system which would bring an end to all transfer activity on August 31.
The window would open again on January 1, 2003, for a month, then close until the end of the season.
However, the Football League believe their member clubs - who, in most cases, are struggling to come to terms with the collapse of the ITV Digital deal - will be harmed by the proposal and have asked the FA to lobby Fifa for a dispensation.
The league - who include Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wrexham as members - cite the example of the transfer last February of Nottingham Forest's Jermaine Jenas, to Newcastle United for £5m.
Cash-strapped Forest needed to sell Jenas to survive and had a transfer window been in place the club could, in theory, have gone out of business.
They are even threatening the FA with legal action if they attempt to push through Fifa's proposal at their summer conference this weekend.
"It is clear that the Football Association is now taking active steps to implement domestic windows," says league solicitor Nick Craig in a letter to the FA.
"Should the FA continue with the proposed course of action then the Football League [and a representative member club] would have little option but to seek a declaration that the regulations are invalid and of no effect for the coming season."