PREMIER LEAGUE stars could be BANNED from going home and forced to live together so football can kick off again in June.
Top-flight clubs, players and the PFA are desperate to finish the campaign — even though the remaining fixtures would be behind closed doors.
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And that could see the squads of all 20 teams staying at separate locations — with no chance of going home to their families — until the season is finally over.
Keeping a team isolated as a unit would make it easier to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.
Players who have played at international tournaments would be used to the set-up, as they stay together in one hotel and only leave to train and play matches.
This solution could last for about six weeks, with the aim to complete the Prem by July 12.
Uefa chief Aleksander Ceferin claimed the season “is probably lost” unless football returns by the end of June.
And in the meeting on Friday between the Premier League, EFL and PFA, there was an agreement that they must try and finish the season, despite the difficulties.
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Premier League clubs have the most to lose as they would be hit with massive financial penalties from broadcasters if the season is written off — with some needing to pay cash back.
An increase in the availability of testing kits would make it easier for players to be passed fit.
Accommodation could prove tricky for teams, although Spurs have plenty of room at their state-of-the-art training base in Enfield.
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Various options have been discussed in terms of when and where to play the games but there is an acceptance no fans will be present.
With the Covid-19 crisis gripping the world, there will be some criticism if matches resume.
But teams will argue that getting the games back on TV will boost morale and also generate money for bookies and the advertising industry.