The Premier League has blocked Burnley’s attempt to rescue Nigerian international Victor Moses from Spartak Moscow on a short-term deal following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Sportsmail has learned that Burnley have tried to clinch a deal to bring the former Chelsea star back to England from Russia, who are in the midst of a conflict with Ukraine.

Moses, Burnley and Spartak Moscow were all open to the Premier League winner returning to play in England until the end of the season given the difficult predicament the 31-year-old finds himself with the Russian club.

But the Premier League club have been informed that they cannot sign Moses on a short-term deal.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month resulted in both the domestic leagues being suspended.

As a result, FIFA and UEFA made the joint decision to allow players from teams in Ukraine and Russia to join other European teams on short-term deals until the end of the season – even though the transfer window is shut.

However, the Premier League have ruled they will not accept any requests for new transfers due to concerns over the sporting integrity of the competition.

Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga have also prevented transfers for similar reasons, though Spain’s La Liga is allowing clubs to sign the players from the two leagues.


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