Premier League clubs plan talks with reluctant stars about resumption of the top-flight season

Premier League clubs will urge worried stars to agree to return in talks this week after they voiced concerns about resumption of the top-flight season amid pandemic

Premier League clubs will hold urgent talks with their players this week amid major concerns from footballers over proposals to restart the season. 

Convincing stars to return to action during the coronavirus pandemic is proving a major obstacle to the resumption of the top-flight season. 

Clubs will share their players’ views at the next Premier League meeting — pencilled in for the end of the week — which will be pivotal to existing plans for a restart. It is understood there is significant reluctance within the playing community to return to football when the country remains entrenched in a health crisis. 

Arsenal’s players have been training on one pitch each at the club’s Colney base this week

A number of clubs hope to return to small-group training a week today — a scenario many footballers are anxious about for health reasons. 

Sportsmail knows of at least six clubs…