Premier League new season set to start on 12 September. That would put the FA Cup replays and League Cup under serious threat.
League chiefs had proposed three potential starting weekends for the 2020-21 season, August 22 and 29 and the September date.
The sun understands the clubs are now leaning towards the September option – with one reason being the hope that a later start would increase the possibility of some fans being allowed back in grounds by then.
However, the later start date would have a massive impact on both domestic cup competitions.
Under the terms of the current deals, League chiefs have committed to 34 weekend fixture dates. But starting on September 12 means there will be only a maximum of 32 weekends available before the end of the season.
The clubs are now expected to confirm the start date at their next meeting, provisionally due to take place on July 23.
Credit: The Sun