WANDERERS plans to play in the prestigious Peace Cup in South Korea could hinge on the diplomatic skills of Premier League chairman, Sir Dave Richards.

The tournament, due to be played between July 12 and July 21, is under threat after organisers of the Asia Cup, the region's international flagship tournament, which is taking place in Malaysia from July 7 to July 29, complained to FIFA.

Sepp Blatter, president of the world governing body, has advised that no tournaments or tours should take place in the Far East while the Asia Cup is being staged - a stance that would affect Liverpool, Fulham and Portsmouth, who have signed up for the Premier League's Asia Tour in Hong Kong, Reading, who have applied to enter the Peace Cup along with Wanderers, and Manchester United, who have arranged a lucrative tour.

Richards has flown to Malaysia with Manchester United chief executive David Gill in the hope of persuading the Asian Football Confederation to relent.

Wanderers have already arranged two pre-season friendlies.

They will travel to Edinburgh on Wednesday, July 25, to play Scottish Premier League club Hibernian (kick off 7,45pm) and will take on Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Saturday, July 28 (kick off 3pm).