The English football season could look completely different next season once it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic.
With the Covid-19 disease affecting all sectors of society, football has also been thrown into chaos.
And English football bosses are exploring radical proposals, including an extended transfer window and dropping the cup competitions.
There is huge uncertainty over how the upcoming window, which is due to open on July 1 and close on August 31, will play out, given that the current season is suspended indefinitely and there are no guarantees that this season will be completed by the end of June.
Reports claim the football authorities are considering extreme measures to have one prolonged transfer window that would run from the end of the current campaign until the end of the January window.
The scheduling mayhem could also lead to next season’s FA Cup and League Cup being axed.
According to the Sun, the fixture pile up that may occur could lead to both cups getting the chop for the 2020/21 season.
Next Thursday the clubs will engage in a teleconference call to discuss when the Premier League will continue, among other matters.
There is a possibility matches could be played behind closed doors to reach a conclusion to the season, once the UK government gives the all-clear.
Another route might be to pack in the necessary remaining matches of this campaign into a short month-long window.