The Premier League are expected to deny requests to play lucrative friendly matches about during the inaugural winter break next season.
For the first time ever, teams will be given a one weekend break in February to allow some free time shortly after the busy Christmas period, offering clubs a chance to undergo warm-weather training abroad.
But The Sun understands that the Premier League will boycott any requests to play any high-profile friendly matches abroad, like what's seen during pre-season.
Clubs currently have to file requests with the Premier League before they can take part in pre-season matches abroad or take part in warm weather training.
And while there isn't expected to be anything wrong with specialised training, the Premier League don't want the introduction of a winter break to be used as a money-making initiative by clubs.
Teams are now just a few weeks away from starting their pre-season preparations ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, with most international football in Europe at least already being wrapped.
Players who are involved in either the Copa América (June 14 - July 7) or the CONCACAF Gold Cup (June 15 - July 7) will be given some extra time off before they're required to come back for club duties.