Serie A clubs outline deadline of when season will resume and finish amid COVID-19 chaos

By Oliver Fisher -

All 20 Serie A clubs have agreed upon a provisional resumption of the league season of May 9 running until the middle of July, a report claims.

At present the league is officially suspended until April 3, however with the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of slowing down – especially in Italy – it is now highly unlikely that clubs will be in a position to carry on the season on that date.

The latest figures from the BBC claim that Italy saw 368 deaths on Sunday bringing its total to 1,809, and the country is essentially on lockdown as they look to stop the spread.

The proposal is for the season to resume in early May if at all possible and for it to finish in mid-July, pending the suspension of the European Championships.

In this case, any loan deals and players set to become free agents on June 30 would have their contracts automatically extended until the end of the 2019-20 season.

The clubs will meet again in a few days to discuss the plans further, with nothing set in stone.

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