This weekend’s Serie A fixtures are expected to be proceed as scheduled following lengthy discussions between league representatives and the Football Players’ Association.
Serie A league’s president, Maurizio Beretta, described the talks as ‘positive’ while Football Players’ Association president, Sergio Campana, said he would discuss the matter with the players.
A collective contract between the association and the league guaranteeing players’ rights expired in pre-season and attempts to draft a new deal have reached an impasse.
Serie A players are unhappy with the proposal that would permit clubs to transfer a player once he enters the final year of his contract and is deemed surplus to requirements.
After a seven-hour meeting to stop the strike going ahead, Beretta said: “We are one step away from reaching an agreement for the new collective contract.
“It has been a very positive meeting and I think it’s very likely that the strike will be called off. Finally, we have tackled the issues and we are in agreement on six points.
“The seventh point, that in relation to players out of squad, we are still trying to find a solution that does not give way to discrimination and that also includes punishments in case it is violated.”