A new ‘Project Restart’ proposal would see the Premier League season end by August 22, reports claim.
The Champions League final would then take place one week later on August 29, with UEFA having penciled that date in for the European showpiece.
Initial proposals had the top-flight campaign culminating by the end of July, but PL chiefs have altered their plans to insert ‘delay buffers’ into the schedule.
These buffers would allow matches to be rescheduled with relative ease to overcome possible complications arising if games are delayed because players test positive for coronavirus once football has returned.
The report claims the August 22 proposal was put forward to players during Zoom calls last week, and they are now said to be convinced of the season finishing.
Furthermore, the Government’s Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, says ‘good progress’ is being made as football looks to return by mid-June.
Premier League clubs will vote on a return to training on Monday, with English football having been suspended since mid-March.