A revamped Fed Cup Finals – featuring 12 teams – can possibly be ready to go as soon as next April.

BBC Sport understands places in Europe, the Middle East and in the east shore of the United States are currently being soughtafter.

The global Tennis Federation (ITF) has inquired for’expressions of interest’ by the end of the week.

The Davis Cup – that the men’s identical team rivalry – has already undergone reform.

A 3bn (£2.29B N ), 25-year partnership was agreed with Kosmos, the expenditure group based by the Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.

Two different World sets of eight teams, and the difficulty of winning promotion in zonal competitions, has frustrated players and captains.

The ITF has, though, climbed the prize money at World Group level this year, and is now pursuing a week-long Finals featuring 12 teams. It’s likely prize money will equal that of the Davis Cup.

Eight home and off qualification ties are expected to be staged in February, which means 20 teams will have the opportunity to be involved each year.

In an interview with BBC Sport last month, Pique indicated the Davis Cup and Fed Cup might grow to be a joint event in the”close future”. It’s not known whether Kosmos wish to be involved from the ITF’s plans for 2020.

The Fed Cup, which was set in 1963, is the largest annual international team competition in women’s game

Under the rules, the uk are one win away from a return to the World Group for the first time since 1993. Pro Motion to World Group 2 would be the trophy for victory against Kazakhstan at London’s Copper Box Arena in April.

But if your rivalry is re formed over time for the next year, then a win against Kazakhstan will almost surely guarantee that the involvement of Anne Keothavong’s team.

“The ITF is devoted to enhancing the Fed Cup women’s club competition,” the organization said in a statement.

“Nothing was decided, but the ITF was discussing formats with players and nations to increase the size of the Fed Cup World Group to 16 nations.

“Following the 2018 AGM, the ITF announced a 100% rise in Fed Cup prize money compensation from 20-19, and said that it was appearing at making changes to Fed Cup to 2020.”