The EFL want the Championship to resume on June 6th, a week or two ahead of the Premier League, according to reports in the English media.
League One and League Two are expected to be ruled ‘null and void’ but the financial rewards of being promoted to the top flight mean the Championship season looks certain to restart.
Talks between the clubs and the EFL are said to be ongoing, but it is believed an agreement is close for the campaign to be resumed.
There are still 108 regular-season games to be played, which is one major obstacle. Training and matches will need to be strictly controlled so it is important there are enough COVID-19 test kits to ensure players can be tested regularly.
Middlesbrough are believed to be one of the clubs keenest on a return to action despite the fact they are dangerously close to the relegation places with nine games to go.