Premier League stars could be put under a strict quarantine lockdown in hotels for a month.

It is one of the ideas being considered ahead of the next round of talks between the Premier League, EFL, Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association with a determination to get the season completed.

They want to squeeze the remaining games into a confined time frame during June and it would be done behind-closed-doors but players would have to be kept away from the risk of infection from the coronavirus.

Stadiums, hotels and training facilities would undergo a “deep clean” and the players would effectively be in isolation with the hope of getting the season finished by mid-July with a date of July 12 being talked about but July 16 is the current end of the TV deals.

Premier League fixtures are currently suspended until April 30 at the earliest

There is talk within football that the virus will reach its peak in three weeks’ time.

If the crisis begins to ease then armchair viewers will want some entertainment and it will also save the TV deal with clubs facing the prospect of having to repay up to £780m to broadcast companies.

Players have major reservations about playing behind-closed-doors because of the risk of infection for them and their families and also the strain on emergency services but it is hoped they may be open to different ideas if the crisis has eased.

Clubs face having to pay different amounts in broadcast cash depending on how much they have received, with some having potential bills of up to £60m and, while Sky and BT Sport are believed to be more flexible, it is the foreign TV companies who are pushing harder for a conclusion.

A general view of a locked gate at Anfield, the home of Premier League leaders Liverpool

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Premier League clubs may be allowed to have bigger squads than the current 25, they may be able to lift foreign quotas and be able to use all their players on the books to deal with the demand of trying to play 10 games in a month.

Some clubs fear fans may not be allowed back into matches before October and well into next season because of the ongoing health concerns and, even if the worst has passed, the Government may be strict on whether stadiums can be opened again.

There is a genuine feeling of togetherness among the clubs from the Premier League to the EFL after the last round of talks on Friday and the PFA accepts that there may have to be deferrals, wage cuts and games behind-closed-doors despite the obvious misgivings from players.

The PFA are confident there will be no issue with extending the June 30 date on player contracts as has already been discussed by FIFA, with the idea of deals being extended until the season is finished.