When the UK leaves the EU on January 31, the two sides have just 11 months to agree a new trade deal before the transition period ends.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is "very concerned" about how little time is left to complete the Brexit negotiations.
The Commission said it considered Britain to be ‘in breach of its EU treaty obligations’.
Her proposed list includes Ireland's EU commissioner Phil Hogan, who once called Boris Johnson an "unelected gambler", as trade negotiator.
EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that a no-deal Brexit would be bad for both the UK and the EU.
Ursula von der Leyen is hoping to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the European Commission President.