There is a risk of the rest of the Serie A season being cancelled if they cannot resume it by May, according to a report.
Italy continues to be the country in Europe worst hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has put a stop to virtually all football across the continent.
Confirmed cases in Italy totalled 63,927 on Monday, an increase of 4,789 from a day earlier which is the smallest rise in five days. The number of hospitalised patients in Lombardy also shrunk from 9,439 to 9,266 for the first time in the month-long epidemic.
Despite the fact that the battle against the virus is still raging, attentions have also turned to what happens when everything clears and football is ready to be resumed again.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday, the remainer of the 2019-20 season could actually be cancelled if they cannot resume it by May. This hypothesis would mean there is no Scudetto winner and the current standings would be considered final (despite an uneven number of games played).
In addition, there would be no relegation and a 22-team league for the 2020-21 campaign with two teams coming up from Serie B.
The paper adds that Serie A clubs have agreed between them that players will not be paid in full if they do not train or play games, so the two ideas are no payment at all for the inactive period or to ask for a salary discount proportional to each player’s earnings.