The FA, Premier League and the EFL have agreed to integrate a winter break into the English footballing season from 2020 according to Sky Sports .
The process began two years ago when FA chief executive Martin Glenn suggested the move.
It is believed that the 'majority of planned changes' were agreed, with the first break planned for January and February 2020.
The hope would be for the international side and those challenging in cup competitions to perform better in the late stages of the season.
If agreed, the plans would see a 14 day break for teams with one round of Premier League matches played over two weeks and the FA Cup fifth round will be played in midweek, with extra-time and penalties replacing replays.
It is thought that teams utilising the break for money-making tours would be heavily criticised but clubs would allowed to complete training camps abroad.
Sky Sports also report that some members of the FA council are disappointed to not have played a larger role in negotiations.
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