Premier League clubs involved in the latter stages of European cup competitions will be given a delayed start to the 2020-21 season.
Precise details around the calendar for next season will not be decided until later this month.
But it has already been decided in principle that all clubs should be given a minimum amount of time off.
Manchester City and Chelsea are in the Champions League with Manchester United and Wolves in the Europa League.
A 30-day period has generally been accepted, which would mean any club involved in the ‘Final Eight’ stages of the Champions League or Europa League will not start their campaigns on 12 September when the new Premier League will begin. (BBC)