Publish Date: Monday April 6, 2020 11:43
The Premier League is "in advanced negotiations" with the government over the resumption of the football season in June, according to reports.
Monday marks four weeks since the most recent Premier League encounter, with the coronavirus closing, with no end in sight.
It was acknowledged at a meeting between Premier League clubs on Friday that the season could not begin in May, with the restart date being kept under constant review.
On the subject of restarting the season, the statement said: “It has been recognized that the Premier League will not resume in early May – and that the 2019-20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
"The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together in this very challenging period."
However, a report in the Daily mirror on Monday it now states that "the Premier League is at an advanced stage in negotiations with the government on the return of football in June".
An "interim agreement" was reached that would allow the season to resume behind closed doors if the coronavirus outbreak improves in the coming months, as expected.
Premier League matches would resume & # 39; under strict guidelines & # 39; after & # 39; the 20 clubs drew up a plan with senior officials to resume matches & # 39 ;.
Players would be kept in a "sterile environment" and there would be plans to limit "contact with the general public".
Some matches can & # 39; be shown on terrestrial TV & # 39; in an attempt to prevent fans from gathering on a journey.
However, the Premier League is aware that & # 39; a return would have to be postponed & # 39; whether the situation in the UK gets worse or not.
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