Premier League clubs will be meeting next week to vote on contact training this after reporting to group training earlier this week.

The training has basically been done while observing distance but according to a senior executive at the league to Sky Sports, players are expected to start contact training in the coming week after a vote.

One club owner is said to have asserted that he was confident that it would be a surprise if the clubs vote against the move as this will be the second step in their protocol list as they seek to return to full training in weeks to come.

Players are expected to receive the results of their second round of coronavirus tests on Saturday after they were carried out at their training grounds on Thursday and Friday.

If ratified, clubs are expected to step up their training in order to be fit for games that are expected to return in midway through June even though there are players who feel the return is being rushed.

Newcastle’s Danny Rose is one of those players who have voiced their concerns with Watford captain Troy Deeney and Chelsea’s Ngolo Kante all excluded from the team training.

The news comes just hours after Watford confirmed that two more people at the club were social distancing after their families caught the virus; the development bringing the club’s cases to five after defender Mariappa and two club officials having been tested positive for the virus.


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