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Premier League clubs to seek approval from UK Govt for football to return in June

Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Talks over the resumption of the Premier League are gathering pace as the league seeks approval from the UK government for a behind-closed-doors return in June.

Football has been suspended since mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic, with lockdown measures having been implemented by the UK government – measures which are set to be reviewed on May 7.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus crisis, there has remained a commitment amongst football’s authorities to conclude the current season, if and when they are advised it is safe to do so.

Any return will almost certainly see fixtures played in empty stadiums, and according to the Daily Mail, the Premier League are confident of gaining approval from the government to resume the season, with strict measures in place to ensure safety.

Venues for behind-closed-doors fixtures are yet to be decided, though England’s training base at St George’s Park remains a possible option, whilst all players will be tested for coronavirus before any return.

Safety measures will also be implemented to ensure fans do not gather outside of potential venues, with the league determined to do all they can to ensure the 92 remaining fixtures are completed.

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