The Telegraph claims that following the latest meeting between Premier League clubs today, the top-flight teams have agreed to the restart date, which will kickstart a frenzy of action to complete the season.
The first pair of matches will reportedly be on Wednesday, June 17, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal and Sheffield United clashing with Aston Villa – the two fixtures that were initially postponed due to the Carabao Cup final.
Chris Wilder recently revealed to Yorkshire Live that he had a feeling those games would be played first so that it leveled the league table up in terms of games played in case the season had to be canceled midway through Project Restart.
It is also being reported that the start date for the next season is set to be in mid-September following the international break.
However, some Premier League clubs could still be in action in August as UEFA is keen for the Champions League and Europa League campaign to conclude following the end of the action in domestic leagues.
Full dates and fixture lists are still to be decided but this would be a significant step for the Premier League, which is due to follow their continental counterparts by resuming the campaign following the mid-March suspension.
Germany’s Bundesliga has successfully completed with three rounds of matches and is set to be followed by Spain’s La Liga early in June, with Italy’s Serie A likely to follow suit, and the Premier League wants to ensure they also manage to complete the season.
The Premier League is yet to release a statement confirming the early reports, but we will bring you the very latest as and when it happens