Players who dive could face retrospective bans from next season.

The Football Association will vote on the issue at its annual general meeting at Wembley on Thursday and is expected to approve the proposal.

English football’s governing body would need the backing of the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Premier League to introduce the rule change.

But it is understood they are broadly supportive and already in agreement.

Under the proposed new rules, a panel would review footage from the weekend each Monday looking for cases of simulation. Any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension.

Speaking in December, Burnley manager Sean Dyche said he thought diving would be eradicated from football “in six months” if retrospective bans were introduced.

Such bans have been in place in Scottish football since 2011.