PREMIER LEAGUE clubs this week hope to pinpoint a specific date to resume the season.
The 20 teams will meet in a video conference this Friday to speak about coronavirus crisis issues.
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German clubs are back in training, in groups of five, and are hoping to restart the campaign in May and finish it by June.
And the Premier League has pencilled in a June restart, knowing Uefa bosses want all campaigns completed by August.
Some top-flight clubs have warned players they could be back in training on May 11 while some EFL sides would like their squad to return on May 4.
But now, leagues will discuss potentially having a restart, with 92 matches still to play.
On Saturday, SunSport columnist and West Ham chief executive Karren Brady questioned whether football can safely return due to risks to players and strain on the NHS.
But clubs are looking at the minimum numbers of staff — about 250 — needed to stage games behind closed doors.
On Friday, clubs will also discuss the situation with TV companies.
If the season was not to finish, clubs, in theory, could hand back £371million to Sky Sports and £50m to BT Sport.
Both have remained flexible but will expect to screen more than their contracted matches when the season resumes.
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