SPFL clubs will be asked to vote on the introduction of VAR to Scottish football.

The controversial technology could be put in place with SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell asking clubs if they would be willing to pay for it.

It will cost around £1million a year, according to a report in the Scottish Daily Mail.

The move would bring Scottish football in line with top leagues such as England, Germany and Spain as well as the Champions League.

The Europa League will also introduce it from the knockout stages, with Celtic and Rangers to use it in their games against Copenhagen and Braga.

Scotland will also use it in their Euro 2020 playoff against Israel.

Steven Gerrard made the call for VAR after Celtic's winner in the Betfred Cup Final was allowed despite Christopher Jullien being offside.

Referees fear they will miss out on major tournaments if VAR isn't in place in Scotland and Maxwell wants a vote over the next few months.

It is understood SFA Chief Executive Ian Maxwell held talks on the ban last week

He told the Daily Mail: "Because of the way England has implemented VAR and the focus received it has led to fewer people pushing for it in Scotland

"But we have had a couple of high profile incidents recently that would have been corrected, you might have thought.

"And in the early part of 2020 we need to be going to Scottish football and saying, 'there is the cost guys, do you want to do it or not?' 'That is the way it's going to have to be because when you look at all the other countries that have it the association will pay for the implementation costs and the training of match officials.

"But we would also need more match officials and we are in the process of finalising details of how much that would cost.

"I would like to think we would have all that completed within the first three months of 2020. Ultimately the clubs are going to have to pay for it one way or another because it is either coming from the league distribution prize pot - the money left over when all the costs are stripped away - or it's coming from the Scottish FA pot distributed to clubs.

"Clubs need to be as informed as they can about fundamentally how much it's going to cost."

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