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PL clubs increasingly in favour of June 30th finish date

Premier League clubs are increasingly in favour of finishing the season by June 30, amid concerns over contracts expiring before the end of the campaign.

Football currently remains suspended as the world bids to combat the coronavirus pandemic, with no final decision having been made on how the season will be concluded – if and when it is advised it is safe to do so.

Premier League clubs remain committed to finishing the current campaign, however, and officials from each top flight side are set to meet this Friday to discuss various scenarios on how to resume the season safely.

According to Sky Sports, an increasing number of clubs are in favour of finishing the season by the end of June, with fears that out-of-contract players and loan signings could walk away from their respective clubs before the season has been completed.

Premier League officials are keen to avoid a scenario where final finishing places are decided by depleted squads, even with FIFA’s recommendation that deals due to expire should be extended to the end date of any domestic campaign.

Major questions still remain over how elite level football can return in the current circumstances, any resumption of the Premier League likely to take place in behind-closed-doors fixtures.

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