Premier League have two options on table for 2020/21 season start date
Premier League bosses will discuss next season’s start date on Thursday with two options on the table.
The 2020/21 project might begin on August 29, while clubs are promoting the new season to start on September 12.
Mirror Sport revealed last week that clubs are still going over a date in August and the 29th is the date on the table and would be favoured by the Football Association since of the England group and Nations League dates in September.
However clubs fear that would indicate some teams in European competition – with the Champions League and Europa League ending in late August – would not get any break.
It is believed September 12 is most likely, with the transfer window dates likewise up for conversation on Thursday at the next Premier League meeting.
UEFA have proposed the window shuts on October 5.
The Premier League season is because of end on Sunday, July 26, and it has been recommended the window might open the next day – providing clubs around two-and-a-half months to get their recruitment arranged prior to the proposed due date.
However, there are fears that could indicate some gamers will be unsettled if the transfer window opens while their season is still ongoing.
The FA Cup is arranged for August 1, with City due to play Arsenal on July 18 and United set to deal with Chelsea the following day.
Then there are players playing for Championship clubs, with the play-offs are due to start on July 26 before the final at Wembley on August 4.