sport news Premier League now WON'T vote on contentious Project Restart plan on Monday

Premier League now WON'T vote on the contentious Project Restart plans on Monday as the big clubs try to drag the 'Rebel Six' into line before a final decision later next week A formal vote on Project Restart now won't be held at Monday's crunch meeting Premier League clubs will be asked to try and find agreement without a vote It comes amid a split over the controversial use of neutral grounds for matches Sides in and around the relegation places are reluctant to cede home advantage The bottom three have been warned relegation could be imposed on them Medical officials are set to outline Project Restart protocols to players  

By Matt Hughes For Mailonline and Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 11:39 BST, 7 May 2020 | Updated: 11:47 BST, 7 May 2020

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Premier League clubs won't hold a formal vote on Project Restart proposals at a crunch meeting scheduled for Monday but they will be asked to approve some aspects of the plans.

Proposals to restart the season at neutral venues have caused a split in the 20 top-flight clubs with those fighting relegation reluctant to cede home advantage.

The Premier League's bottom three - Norwich City, Aston Villa and Bournemouth - have been warned that relegation could be imposed on them if they object to Project Restart plans.

Premier League games will move a step closer to a return if clubs reach agreement on Monday

Premier League games will move a step closer to a return if clubs reach agreement on Monday

Premier League's bottom three clubs have been warned relegation could be imposed on them

Premier League's bottom three clubs have been warned relegation could be imposed on them

Aston Villa are currently in the bottom three

Norwich are rock-bottom of the Premier League as it stands

Aston Villa, Norwich and Bournemouth sit in the bottom three and could be relegated by way of a vote if they continue to obstruct plans to resume the season next month at neutral venues

Those just above the relegation zone, including Brighton, West Ham and Watford, have been the most vocal in raising objections to Project Restart.

Monday's video conference will not feature a formal vote on the resumption plans but clubs will be asked to approve some elements of it.

The Premier League will hope the rebels fall into line but if they fail to reach an agreement, a vote could occur at a later date.

If there is agreement, the aim of returning teams to full training by the end of this month, with games restarting behind closed doors in June, will move a stage nearer.

But fears about safety could yet prove a stumbling block. A cross-party sports group - comprising experts from football, cricket, rugby and horse

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