Leeds United news recap: Report suggests promotion as option for Marcelo Bielsa's side, Premier League considers September finish

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By Joe Urquhart
Saturday, 14th March 2020, 5:05 pm

There's no football for at least three weeks, but that won't stop us... we hope. You can follow all the latest news from LS11 below as round up just was is going on in football amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Leeds United news LIVE - March 14

Last updated: Saturday, 14 March, 2020, 17:05

  • All domestic football has been suspended until April 3
  • Leeds United were due to travel to Cardiff City this weekend
  • The Whites have seen their quest for Premier League football put on hold
  • Follow all the latest news below from Elland Road and the wider footballing world

Here we go then... no football to talk about, you say? Well... er... yeah. But we'll still have plenty of news right here as it happens throughout the day so stay tuned.

EFL and Premier League to hold 'crisis' meeting next week

The EFL and Premier League will hold a 'crisis' meeting next week it has been reported. UEFA have called an emergency meeting for all of the associations on Tuesday to discuss how football will deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

The EFL and PL are set to meet in the days afterwards in a bid to come up with possible plans for how the current campaign can conclude.

The season is due to restart on April 3/4 but there are doubts from senior figures across the game over whether that is a realistic aim.

Reports - FA chief casts doubt over season conclusion

Greg Clarke, the FA Chairman, has reportedly told the Premier League that he does not think the domestic football season will be completed, sparking huge fears about financial difficulties for the division’s 20 clubs any beyond, report The Times .

Graham Smyth pens his thoughts on the current situation

Cardiff player self-isolating - Whites were due to play Bluebirds this weekend

A look at the financial impact on football - and how the Premier League could help

West Ham's Karen Brady makes an unsurprising claim *rolls eyes*

“As games in both the PL and in the EFL are affected, the only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void." Brady said.

“Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the games have not actually been played in full?

“A huge blow to Liverpool who might be robbed of their first title in 30 years.”

Reports - Liverpool given title, Leeds and West Brom promoted

The Telegraph have reported that a possible option if the current campaign cannot be completed is for two sides from the Championship to be promoted.

The report states that Liverpool would be handed this season's Premier League title with Leeds and West Brom promoted to the top flight also.

No relegation would occur, therefore the Premier League would see a 22-team season next term.

We'll have to wait and see with this one... UEFA have called an emergency meeting for Tuesday to discuss options while the Premier League and EFL will also hold more talks later in the week.

The current season is due to start again on April 3, but doubts have been cast over whether that date is a realistic possibility,

New measures in place at Bristol City

Reports - Premier League coin idea to finish season July-September

The Independent report that the Premier League has held discussion over finishing the current campaign from July through to September if required to do so.

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