Some Championship clubs could kick-off next season with a points deduction, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claims the coronavirus crisis has put a host of clubs at risk of breaching profit and sustainability (P&S) rules, adding there could be a row between clubs over relaxing financial regulations.
Clubs, including Stoke City, would face sanctions if they have lost more than £39m over the past three years, with the current reporting period due to end on June 30.
The Daily Mail claims that before the coronavirus outbreak up to eight clubs “were likely to be in breach of the regulations, but had planned to sell players when the transfer window opened at the start of June to ensure they complied”.
But, with the season now suspended indefinitely, the transfer window is now likely to open after June 30.
“Should these clubs ask for the regulations to be relaxed, they are likely to face opposition,” states the Daily Mail.
“There is growing resentment among those clubs who are on course to comply because they feel they have acted responsibly and lived within their means.”