Serie A strike threat back on

Serie A players have agreed to go on strike if a deal on a collective contract with the league is not reached by November 30.

A collective contract between the Italian Players’ Association (AIC) and Serie A guaranteeing players’ rights expired in the summer and attempts to draft a new deal have faltered.

Strike action was avoided in September when the two sides reached an agreement to avoid all games on the third weekend of that month being postponed.

An agreement has yet to be reached and the players’ association have confirmed they will wait until November 30 to announce the date for the strike if a deal cannot be reached by then.

"The players’ association…will wait until November 30 to announce the date of a matchday strike," read a statement from the players’ association.

One of the main sticking points is that the new contract would force players to accept transfers or a place outside the first-team squad if they were no longer wanted by clubs.