The Premier League is currently engaged in discussions with the British government over plans to return to football in June, as West Brom awaits the EFL plan.
the Daily Mirror claims that the top 20 flight clubs have an agreement in place that could put them back into action in early June, on the basis that the rest of the season takes place behind closed doors.
At the meeting on Friday between the governing bodies of English football, the idea would have been discussed at length and an embryonic plan put in place provided that the peak of the coronavirus pandemic arrives in the coming weeks and that the curve begins to flatten beyond.
Albion and Leeds United, who shared the top spots for the vast majority of the championship season, are currently tight and awaiting a similar decision to be made by EFL.
If the Premier League resumes as hoped for in June, the rest of the Football League – certainly in the league – should follow.
The intensive details of the overall plan to return to football in June involve playing in stadiums without supporters and with measures in place to ensure that the environment in which the players and essential match day staff return is as sterile and clean as possible.
Because there are so many subscription holders who would miss the action that they have already paid for, the idea of lifting the blackout on Saturday television at 3 p.m. has already been raised.
In addition, since Sky Sports and BT Sport rights holders do not have the capacity to broadcast all Premier League games by the end of the season, the broadcasting of certain games on free channels would also have been mentioned.
Clubs have been asked to prepare for a possible comeback in June, which means group training in pre-season mini-training camps could take place in May.
However, all of the above will remain in abeyance if the pandemic continues to spread.
Sources in government said Mirror Sport that they hope the number of positive cases will decrease by the end of April.