A second meeting between Premier League clubs will take place on Thursday to discuss the future of the league after games were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Currently all games have been postponed until at least the weekend of April 3, but with the Covid19 siutuation getting increasingly worse, it is expected that the suspension could be extended well beyond that date.

The decision to suspend games was made yesterday morning at an emergency meeting, after a number of clubs, including Watford, Everton, Chelsea, Arsenal, Bournemouth and Leicester reported that they had been directly affected by the outbreak, with some players and management staff testing positive, while others were awaiting results.

UEFA have postponed all remaining Champions League and Europa League matches indefinitely and are meeting again on Tuesday to discuss this summer's European Championships, which are expected to be pushed back until summer 2021.

The outcome of the UEFA decision on Euro 2020 will be discussed on Thursday, as the Premier League consider how any decision will affect the rest of the domestic season.

Reports in the Times yesterday suggested that Premier League chief Greg Clarke was fearful that the impact of the virus is such that this season will not be seen through to completion.

Clarke was present for the meeting on Friday morning and is reported to have said that it is completely unrealistic for clubs to complete their remaining schedules.

Quotes from an un-named senior broadcasting figure in the times suggest that not completing the season could have huge financial implications for clubs, who rely heavily on money from television rights.

“The commercial reality for the Premier League and Uefa is that if they don’t complete their seasons then they are in breach of their broadcasting contracts," he said.

“You would have broadcasters from all around the world saying, ‘In that case we are not paying for the season.’

“For the Premier League alone you are talking around £3 billion income a year from overseas and domestic TV rights.

“There would also be financial implications if the competitions were squeezed, so fewer matches were played.

“Again, broadcasters have signed contracts for an agreed number of matches and so if those matches are not played then it could be argued that the contracts have been breached and compensation must be paid.”

On top of that, players' contracts could impact the continuation of the current season, with several players' current deals expiring at the end of June this year.

It is expected these issues will also be discussed alongside the fallout of the UEFA meeting.