UEFA plans to finish Premier League season before August
The Premier League are now reportedly committed to finishing off the current campaign by the end of July.
The season is currently suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic with the last top-flight match taking place six weeks ago.
There was initially ambiguity around plans on how to finish the season, and if it was feasible, but The Sun claims Premier League chiefs have now backed a July 31 deadline during crunch talks involving UEFA, other major European leagues and leading clubs.
It has been reported that an agreement has been reached which will see outstanding Champions League and Europa League ties be played throughout August before the new season.
'The ambition has been the end of July to finish domestic leagues, then we can try to play the final phase of European competitions in August,' European Leagues head Lars Christer Olsson said.