Gianni Infantino wants a radical shake-up to the Club World Cup, increasing the number of teams taking part in the annual event from seven to 32.
The existing format brings together champions from each of the continental federations and is held in December with Japan the 2016 hosts.
If Infantino’s idea gains traction, the annual competition would undergo a massive upgrade and be staged instead in June.
The Fifa president told Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday that as it stands the event “has a complicated formula held at a difficult time, attracting little enthusiasm.”
“But in summer, from June 10 to 30, with 32 of the world’s best clubs!” he suggested.
“Is it worth the tiring trips involving lots of air travel and time zones, or a tournament?
“But it all depends on the health of the players who must be able to rest afterwards.”
Infantino also discussed the notion with Spain’s Mundo Deportivo telling the Catalan daily “that football nowadays isn’t just Europe and South America”.