Premier League clubs to discuss possible return to training

Premier League clubs will meet this morning to vote on whether to allow players back to training.

At least 14 clubs must be in favour of the new medical protocols for the motion to pass and if agreed, players could return to training tomorrow.

However, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling doesn’t think players will be ready to play Premier League matches by the 12th of June.

No top flight games have been played since the 9th of March due to the coronavirus.

Sterling said the players would need at least a month of training:

Celtic meanwhile could be crowned Scottish Premiership champions today.

The SPFL board are meeting with a final decision on whether to end the top flight season early – it would also means Hearts would be relegated to the Championship.

Elsewhere clubs in Spain’s top two divisions will begin training in groups of up to 10 players from today with the aim to get matches starting up again from the 12th of June.

However, Serie A clubs have decided to delay their return to group training after failing to reach an agreement with the Italian government’s coronavirus technical committee on conditions to restart the league.

Training in groups was due to start today but Serie A sides are not happy that the government says the whole squad of a club will have to be placed in quarantine if a single player tests positive for Covid-19.

The clubs argue that isolating the player involved would be sufficient.

The Bundesliga resumed behind closed doors in Germany over the weekend.


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