Premier League players are set to start negotiations on a club-by-club basis over proposed wage cuts.
It comes after talks aimed at a collective pay deal in response to the coronavirus crisis broke down without resolution over the weekend.
The Premier League proposed a 30 percent pay cut, but the Professional Footballers’ Association says that may harm the NHS.
The row has escalated into one of the most serious disputes between players and clubs in the league’s history.
The government has said it expects the football authorities to “come together with an agreement urgently.”
Writing in Monday’s Telegraph, the culture secretary Oliver Dowden said: “the deadlock between the PFA and the Premier League clubs on players’ wage cuts is deeply concerning.”
“Clubs, players and owners should be thinking very carefully about their next steps,” he wrote. (Text, photo by Guardian)