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Whether it is for the sake of meeting the demands of broadcasters, saving clubs financially or just providing entertainment – everyone wants to know when football might return.

Even the British government have openly acknowledged in recent days that the Premier League would provide a morale boost for those currently stuck at home. 

But as Sportsmail reported on Tuesday, there are growing concerns among the medical community over whether it is safe for the game to come back.

Sergio Aguero (middle) has suggested players are 'scared' about a Premier League restart

Sergio Aguero (middle) has suggested players are 'scared' about a Premier League restart

The risk of players contaminating each other and spreading the coronavirus – along with possible serious illness themselves – means there have been huge doubts over whether it is the right idea.

In recent days, players have started to speak up and offer their own opinions on whether leagues around the world should come back soon.

Sportsmail has collated the concerns and – in some cases – rallying cries of football's biggest stars over whether football should return. 

John Stones (Manchester City) 

'We all want football back, me more than anyone, but I want it to be at the right time and I want it to be safe for everyone.

'For me as a player, you want to be playing in stadiums full of fans and the fans want to come to the game. If they can't get to it, they'll watch it on TV, but that's the love and passion everyone knows and loves.

'For us as players, we want to be back out there fighting for titles and winning trophies for everyone to try and watch, be there at the games.

'As soon as that's safe to happen in my opinion we need to be ready.' 

John Stones said he wanted football to return at the right time, when it was safe for everybody

John Stones said he wanted football to return at the right time, when it was safe for everybody

Manuel Lanzini (West Ham)

'For me it would be crazy for the Premier League to resume until there is a vaccine to protect you.

'If you ask me if I want to play, obviously, but you need to protect others. I wouldn't start now.'

Manuel Lanzini does not believe the Premier League should return until there is a vaccine

Manuel Lanzini does not believe the Premier League should return until there is a vaccine

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

'My feeling says that we may be able to train again within two weeks.

'The government wants to restart football as soon as possible to give people something. 

'Everything will be finished without fans, I think. That is not really interesting for anyone, but this season will be finished.

'The financial aspect is far too important in the Premier League. If the season is not finished, it will cause serious problems.

'[Financial concerns above players' health?] Not so much. Everyone will be tested once we start playing again.

'Gosh, I don't think they are really afraid of themselves, but of their family. That is mainly the problem for many people.'

Kevin De Bruyne said that financial concerns mean the Premier League has to be finished

Kevin De Bruyne said that financial concerns mean the Premier League has to be finished 

Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)

'Honestly, as far as I'm concerned they can give Liverpool the title. At the end of the day they deserve it, they've had a great season and are leading the table with, oh I don't know how many points.

'The thing is they were going to win the thing anyway, so I think the title is theirs ethically. Of course, I hope that the season can be finished and it will be sporting for everyone. 

'If we continue to play and there is a danger, and we ignore that while people are dying somewhere in the world, I don't know if that would sit right on my conscience.

'If everything fits and it comes from those in charge that it's okay, there's no danger, then we can start. But if there is a danger that it will start again and more people will get infected [we can't start again].'

Antonio Rudiger does not believe it is right for the season to resume with 'people dying'

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 

'The majority of players are

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