Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is hopeful the Premier League may resume by mid-June.
According to the reports, Premier League clubs are meeting on Monday to sign off on protocols that will allow a return to training this week, whilst maintaining social distancing guidelines.
Dowden, however, stressed that public safety remained the priority, but hopes that the league restarts in June.
“I had some very constructive discussions on Thursday with the FA, the EFL (English Football League) and the Premier League,” Dowden told Sky News on Monday.
“We are working hard with them to try and get it back, aiming for mid-June, but the number one test is public safety.
“They, like a lot of other sports we’re looking at returning behind closed doors, have met with Public Health England several times to look at the safety.
“If we can sort that out then we will look to resume by mid-June. We’re making good progress.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament last week that the return of sport on TV would “provide a much-needed boost to national morale”.