If the proposal to settle the season by 30 June is put to a vote, the Premier League would require a 14-club majority to approve any decision.
Should it go through, the chances of completing a 38-game schedule would appear distinctly remote. Most teams have nine games left to play while four – Manchester City, Sheffield United, Arsenal and Aston Villa – must play 10. While clubs in Germany have returned to training, that scenario is still some way off in England.
Then there would be the issue of getting players match-fit ahead of what, even if the league was cleared to resume behind closed doors at the start of June, would be an intense schedule.