​The restart date of the Premier League is set to be pushed back again on Friday. 


Top flight action in England was suspended until April 3 several weeks ago due to the coronavirus outbreak - but that date was swiftly extended until April 30. 


Now, the resumption of the Premier League is expected to be put back even further, according to a report by the ​BBC

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The new date is expected to be announced after all 20 clubs have had a chance to discuss the situation at a pre-planned meeting on Friday. There is said to be a reluctant agreement between all parties that it would not be possible for football to resume by 30 April due to the continuing crisis.


It is possible that a date in May could be proposed for a provisional return, however an agreement could be reached to delay action indefinitely.  


The latter option is currently the case in Spain and France, while Italy have tentatively suggested that Serie A could resume next month - though this seems unlikely. 


Pushing the date back indefinitely could be a good option as it would allow clubs' facilities to be used by the NHS to help alleviate stress on healthcare professionals. 

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As well as discussing football's return, Friday's meeting will also provide a chance for clubs to review the current controversy surrounding player salaries. 


​Totten​ham are among four Premier League sides to have used public money to put their non-playing staff on furlough, while their entire squad and manager José Mourinho continue to collect ​astronomical wages. 


Negotiations between the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) and the League Managers' Association (LMA) regarding a potential pay cut are continuing and some figures - such as ​Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and Brighton boss Graham Potter - have taken voluntary wage reductions already.


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