Premier League clubs, growing increasingly desperate as they continue to explore all options in order to complete the current season, have floated the possibility of shifting the entire operation abroad, according to The Athletic's Adam Crafton and David Ornstein.
Ahead of a crucial videoconference on Friday, one club suggested China as a potential destination, assuming it was deemed safe and there was concrete evidence that the spread of the new coronavirus had been quelled in the country, Crafton and Ornstein report. China, where the contagion is believed to have originated, has slowed the outbreak and appears to be on the road to recovery after implementing strict lockdown procedures nationwide.
In proposing the idea, the unnamed club reportedly said it would help decrease the strain on the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) and keep club facilities available for emergency services.
The idea has apparently not been received well.