Clubs increasingly fear the implications of a campaign that overruns into July amid the coronavirus crisis, especially when it comes to contracts with players and sponsors.
But with no sign of the UK lockdown ending anytime soon, the time window in which to play the remaining fixtures is narrowing.
Liverpool led the Premier League by 25 points when the coronavirus pandemic paused the season last month – now clubs must decide the best method to conclude the season
How the race for the European places in the Premier League looked when football stopped
And here’s how the relegation battle looked when the Premier League was suspended in March
And so the need to decide on a method to conclude the Premier League season is growing ever more urgent if those games can’t be safely played.
Sportsmail outlines some of the possible options and their advantages and disadvantages.
OPTION ONE: Declare the season null and void
Very much the nuclear option. Basically, the Premier League cancels the season with nine matches to play (10 in the case of…