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Topic - Damiano Tommasi
Negotiations resumed Thursday to end a strike by Serie A players, with the clubs weighing whether to accept a temporary collective contract that would last through just this season.
Italian clubs proposed a temporary collective contract Thursday to end a Serie A strike.
The Italian league voted against adopting a collective contract signed by the players on Wednesday, raising the possibility of a Serie A strike.
Tommasi will likely respond Friday, although initial reports said the players association now wants a three-year contract.
"At the moment the conditions are not right to play," players' association president Damiano Tommasi said, according to the ANSA news agency. "The league's requests are (being used as an excuse). The federation meeting was postponed but I don't see what could change."