A decision on whether Carlisle United will be operating under a salary cap is getting closer.

EFL clubs are set to vote tomorrow on proposals to limit spending on wages.

The Cumbrians have not yet revealed their position on the matter and declined to say how they would be voting when asked by the News & Star earlier today.

It is understood clubs were meeting today, with the vote having already been pushed back by the governing body from July 29 and again by a further day from August 6 to August 7.

The salary cap for League Two clubs is proposed at £1.5m, and £2.5m in League One. Some third-tier clubs, such as Portsmouth and Sunderland, are against the move.

United’s chief executive Nigel Clibbens recently pointed out that there was likely to be a “big increase in key player transfers” in the bottom two divisions in the run up to the vote.

That is because existing contracts, and those registered before the salary cap vote, are counted under the divisional average.

Certain big-spending clubs in Carlisle’s division, such as Salford, have been busy in the market recently.

Many clubs are thought to believe the cap will lead to a more level playing field and discourage clubs from spending beyond their means.

The Professional Footballers' Association, though, today argued that such measures would be "unlawful and unenforceable" if "rushed through" without enough consultation.

In a statement, the PFA said it had sent a report to all club chief executives which raises concerns about the proposed cap.

The statement added: "Like everyone involved in football, we want to see sustainable clubs at all levels. We absolutely understand and appreciate the huge economic pressure that clubs have come under due to the COVID-19 crisis.

"However, we have significant reservations about the measures being proposed and the speed at which these are being implemented.

"The introduction of a salary cap in English football represents a seismic change. It is a change that will have far-reaching and significant impacts right across the professional game. We must take the time to ensure that these are properly considered and understood.

"We have been surprised and disappointed at the level of consultation and engagement around these proposals so far.

"It is, undoubtedly, in the best interests of the clubs, the leagues and the players that we work together on this important issue.

"Today, we have invited the EFL to a period of expedited arbitration in August, before the next season starts and the transfer window closes, in order to reach a shared agreement on the way forward.

"The EFL has a legal obligation to consult with the PFA and the Professional Football Negotiating and Consultative Committee (PFNCC), over any potential changes to a player’s conditions.

"This consultation has not happened, and as such, we are gravely concerned that any cap brought in will be unlawful and unenforceable, which will ultimately be detrimental to everyone involved."