Premier League clubs are determined to resume the 2019/20 campaign “when it is safe and appropriate to do so”. A three-and-a-half hour discussion between the clubs about ‘Project Restart’ took place on Friday.
There are still 92 fixtures left to play and a date of June 12 has been earmarked for matches to get back underway. They would be played behind closed doors at neutral stadiums, with around eight to 10 venues being considered and subject to police approval.
The risk of financial meltdown is one of the motivating factors behind attempting to get the season back up and running. Premier League clubs face losing broadcast cash, sponsorship fees and gate receipts if the season is scrapped altogether.
Many players, however, believe they are being asked to risk the health and wellbeing of themselves and their families.
Bundesliga restart plans were affected when it emerged three people at Cologne tested positive for coronavirus after the first-team squad and backroom staff returned to training.
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