Serie A chiefs propose May 3 for restart of Italian league

Serie A chiefs propose May 3 for restart of Italian league

- Serie A may not resume until May 3, 2020, at least

- The league was suspended due to the rampaging coronavirus

- Over 2,500 people have been confirmed dead in Italy due to the pandemic

Serie A administrators are weighing the option of restarting the league on May 3, 2020, after it was suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic, Sun Sport reports.

Italy has been massively hit with the dreaded disease with over 2,500 deaths and more than 31,000 active cases as situation which forced all sporting activities to be banned.

Serie A which has 12 games more to end the season could recommence at the earliest on May 3, 2020, as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the globe.

Although organisers earlier agreed that the league will recommence on April 3, 2020, club medics believe the date is not possible and are now looking at the first weekend in May.

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With most club contracts expiring on June 30, 2020, it will mean that the league has to be madly rushed as some players may not want to remain in the country.

It was gathered that Alexis Sanchez, Victor Moses and Henrikh Mkhitaryan who are all on loan to Italy may be forced to return to England when their contracts expire respectively.

Legit.ng earlier reported that reigning Italian champions Juventus have confirmed that their attacking midfielder Blaise Matuidi has contracted the deadly coronavirus and has been quarantined in the hospital.

The France international now becomes the second Juventus player to be tested positive to the virus after Danieli Rugani whose status was confirmed after win over Inter Milan.

Italy has become one of the worst hit places where coronavirus is really operating considering the number of sufferers carrying the disease.

Juventus confirmed on their official website that all the necessary procedure will be followed so as to help Blaise Matuidi well in his recovery.

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"Blaise Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have come back positive for coronavirus. He is well and is asymptomatic,'' Juventus explained in an official statement.

Over 31,000 people have been reported to have contracted the coronavirus in Italy with more than 2,000 already dead. The situation also forced the Italian football governing body to postpone all games in the country until further notice because of coronavirus.

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Source: Legit.ng

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