In player contracts, Premier League and EFL clubs are attempting to provide new legal protections to protect themselves if the coronavirus pandemic worsens.
Sky Sports News has been told that new “Covid clauses” are included in certain loan agreements, meaning that they can be canceled and payments at least partly recovered if coronavirus leads to more interruptions in the football season.
Many teams often attempt to prove themselves in the future by including legitimate small print in new contracts, which will entail salary cuts for new and existing players, if games continue to be played behind closed doors until the end of this season.
On Wednesday, Aston Villa’s scheduled Premier League game against Tottenham is the fifth to be postponed due to Covid-19.
Last week, a season-high 40 positive coronavirus cases were registered.