Premier League clubs are reportedly being ‘briefed’ on measures which could be introduced as football prepares to resume following the coronavirus lockdown.
The Premier League, as well as all elite football across the UK, is currently suspended indefinitely – and it remains unclear when the campaign will restart.
Recent guidance from UEFA advised that leagues which could not be completed should use “sporting merit” as a way to determine standings and entry into their international comeptitions.
It has been suggested that the Premier League could return behind closed doors – with reports last week claiming that players would be put into lockdown in selected hotels while the fixtures are completed.
Clubs have also been working towards using their Premier League stadiums for matches, but playing games at club training grounds and nominated training centres – like St George’s Park – is also apparently an option.
A number of top flight clubs are said to be preparing to return to their respective training grounds next month, provided the UK government does not extend the current lockdown measures used to fight the coronavirus.
The Premier League’s earliest potential scenario is said to be a restart of formal training on May 18, with games then resuming from June 8.
That could see the season completed around six weeks on from that June date.