sport news Premier League meeting: Clubs remain committed to finishing season

Four-hour Premier League meeting ends with clubs still committed to completing the season and playing in June, as they bid to avoid the legal rows engulfing France's axed Ligue 1 A Premier League meeting has today reaffirmed plans to complete the season The four-hour meeting between officials took place over video-conference   The Premier League will present the plan to Government for approval on Friday  Premier League are aiming for May 18 training return and June 8 season restart   Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline

Published: 15:16 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 15:20 BST, 1 May 2020

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A four-hour Premier League meeting to decide how football can return amid the coronavirus pandemic held today has ended with clubs reaffirming their commitment to finishing the current campaign. 

European leagues such as France's Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eredivisie have ended their respective campaigns amid the crisis, however the Premier League are focused on completing the current season in order to avoid any legal issues.

Lyon issued a statement last night insisting they could pursue action after Ligue 1 was brought to an end and Paris Saint-Germain were named champions.  

Premier League chiefs are determined to complete the 2019-20 season after postponement

Premier League chiefs are determined to complete the 2019-20 season after postponement

The last Premier League matches were played on March 9 due to coronavirus pandemic

The last Premier League matches were played on March 9 due to coronavirus pandemic

A statement from the league is expected shortly and officials will meet again next week to discuss further details of 'Project Restart' and the plan to start playing football once more. 

It has been almost two months since the last Premier League match after the season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

However, the stakeholders have remained determined to complete the season and avoid the potential financial and legal crisis that an unfinished 2019-20 campaign would cause. 

The main aim of today's meeting was for the league and clubs to agree on

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