Premier League sides have stepped up their investigations into how they would safely house their players if given the green light to resume training.
Top-flight sides are exploring their options should they be required to keep their players in quarantine to protect them from coronavirus, with ideas discussed including using existing facilities at their training grounds, installing temporary accommodation or booking up entire hotels for their use.
Some clubs, including Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, would have the option of players staying at their training grounds due to facilities already in place.
Premier League clubs are currently planning how they can safely house their players
The third floor of City’s headquarters at the City Football Academy, for example, is reserved for four-star bedrooms for their players.
And former defender Pablo Zabaleta said of the setup at City’s £200m Etihad Campus: ‘You come here each day thinking, “I’d rather be here than my house!”.’
Some clubs would require temporary facilities, or to install them in addition to existing sleeping arrangements for their players, while the hotel option would be more suitable for others.
Man City have the option of players staying at their training ground with facilities in place