The Champions League and Europa League are most likely to be played exclusively in August. This after more talks about the remainder of the 2019/20 season were carried out on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Uefa announced to the 55 associations there was still the possibility of the competitions to be played throughout June, July and August.

In other words, the discussions basically revolved around a plan to complete the domestic leagues by 31st July, with European competition following after that.

Nothing definitive has been agreed upon. However, Uefa is keen to leave all options on the table for as long as possible given the general uncertainty across Europe and in the knowledge, there is no guarantee the season will be finished.

However, there is a view that travel restrictions are more likely to have eased in August, which would be necessary for a cross-border competition.

The scenario envisaged would be for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the respective European competitions to be played as two-legged ties between 11 and 22 August, although these could yet become one-off games.

In the plans now being discussed, there would be some flexibility for domestic fixtures to be played in August, should a July conclusion prove impossible.

The Premier League has nine rounds of fixtures remaining but in Spain and Italy, two countries that have badly affected, there are still 11 and 12 rounds left respectively-although both have fewer cup games to fit into their schedules.

Uefa hopes the situation will become clearer in the next fortnight. But completing the season in this way would cause the least disruption to its qualification competition for the 2020-21 season which was supposed to start at the end of June but has been delayed indefinitely.