Premier League clubs plot to end the season by end of June

Premier League clubs plot to end the season by end of June

- Premier League clubs are doing all things possible to end the league by June 30

- Nine of top teams are reported to have met and an agreement have been made

- There will be a meeting on Friday, April with the Premier League board to finalize the issue

Premier League clubs are planning to end the current season by June 30, to help players prevent the end of players' contracts impacting on the season.

Mirror claims nine clubs have had meetings between one another about making sure the season comes to an end before July.

It is understood that the teams that were involved in the meeting still have a big chance of making it into Europe next season.

And reports claim that such teams will present their case in a Premier League meeting on Friday, April 17, 2020.

The June 30, date is vital to many clubs because of players who will have their contracts expire and would become free agents with the season still in progress.

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Current league leaders Liverpool need just two games to finish the season as champions with nine games left to play in the English top-flight division.

But it is far from over from relegation-threatened teams as the last six teams still have a chance to survive the drop.

The Premier League do not want to miss out on any money from broadcasting and want the rest of the season to be played behind closed doors.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ron Wylie who played for Aston Villa and Birmingham has died aged 86 after a long illness.

He is being referred to as the "finest post-war players" by Villa after also managing teams like West Brom.

Ron played more than 550 league games and passed the 700 mark overall in his career at Upton Park.

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He helped Villa secure promotion back to the English top-flight division by winning the second division and then lifted the 1961 League Cup.

Legit.ng also reported that Arsenal players have refused a salary slash that have been proposed to them by the club amid the COVID-19 crisis.

There have been ongoing meetings between players and the teams' administration over the financial situation of the club while football remained suspended in the Premier League.

Other top clubs have began their pay cut exercise for the season but the Gunners stars have turned down the club's proposal of a 12.5 per cent wage cut which would last for a year.

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