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Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says curtailing the 2019-20 season was discussed by top-flight clubs for the first time at Monday's shareholders' meeting.

He also revealed there is an ‘ongoing dialogue’ with the Government and other authorities about finishing the Premier League season at neutral grounds.

The Government's Covid-19 recovery strategy document sets out the possibility for professional sport to return behind closed doors no earlier than June 1, and while the Premier League remains committed to restart, Masters said the idea of curtailment was raised.

“It was the first time we discussed curtailment – it's still our aim to finish the season obviously but it's important to discuss all the options with our clubs,” he said.

“The contents of that discussion have to remain confidential. What I can say is that all of the talk was about finishing the season. No conclusions were reached on any other models. Those are future conversations we may need to have.”

Premier League clubs are still in disagreement over using neutral grounds when football return football.

The government says sport in the UK can resume on June 1 at the earliest behind closed.

And the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ proposal aims to resume the current 2019/20 campaign on June 12.

However, one issue with restarting the season is the use of neutral grounds, which has been opposed by at least six clubs.

Watford, Aston Villa and Brighton have publicly spoken out agains the idea of not using home grounds.