Everton were among the Premier League clubs to block the proposed ban on signing players from affiliated teams, it has been claimed.

Earlier this month, it was reported that shareholders of top-flight clubs would come together to vote on the proposal to block related-party loans after links saw Newcastle United mooted with a move for Ruben Neves of Al Hilal.

It was recommended that the fast-track of the ban, with the vote made today (Tuesday, November 21) would protect the integrity of the competition whilst a permanent solution was settled upon.

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As a result of the top-flight clubs coming together, Premier League teams failed to pass the motion by one vote.

According to The Times, the Blues were among the seven to block the temporary ban. Thirteen voted in four at a meeting in London, but at least 14 of the 20 clubs were needed for the vote to ban the movement in January.

Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers were the other clubs who voted against the notion, as per the report.

Currently, there are no restrictions to players securing loans from foreign teams under the same umbrella of ownership as the Premier League club they move to, so long as it keeps to fair market value.

In Everton's case, whilst not yet owned by US-based investment firm 777 Partners, in the future become part of the global network of clubs in their possession.

Their football club portfolio boasts the likes of Standard Liege (Belgium), Red Star FC (France), Vasco da Gama (Brazil), Hertha Berlin (Germany), Genoa (Italy) and Melbourne Victory (Australia).