Premier League clubs have joined forces in a bid to push for the season to be finished by June 30 or be decided by a formula.
According to the Mirror, at least nine clubs have held serious discussions and plan to come together and present their case to chiefs at the next league summit, due to take place on Friday.
Their proposal is set to demand the season be called off if they cannot squeeze in the remaining games, rather than risking “huge uncertainty and utter chaos” if the situation drags on into the summer months.
They are set to demand a formula is found to finish the season, rather than voiding the campaign and denying Liverpool the Premier League title.
They also hope a formula could still settle Champions League and relegations places as they insist the season cannot continue beyond the end of June.
Premier League clubs want to use a formula to decide the season if not finished by June 30
Concerns surround the uncertainty of player contracts, many due to expire on June 30, whilst clubs also face commercial deals ending on those dates.
Talks have been held at FIFA regarding dealing with the contract issues for free agents but clubs fear a legal challenge would have no legs with June 30 written into deals.
If clubs suddenly lose key players then they hold fears for the integrity of the competition should it be allowed to continue.
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It is said that the clubs involved do not want to be seen to be making demands, but believe serious debate needs to begin to allow certainty over planning for next season and how the future of football could look.
Premier League chiefs have made it clear they want to finish the season, although they are on course for a row with the Belgian FA, who are pressuring UEFA to cancel the season.
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