Premier League clubs are holding discussions with the Professional Footballers' Association over a 30 percent player pay deferral scheme. 

Britain's health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday that Premier League players need to take a pay cut and "play their part" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A Premier League statement read: "First and foremost, it was reaffirmed that the overriding priority is to aid the health and wellbeing of the nation and our communities, including players, coaches, managers, club staff and supporters.

"It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May -- and that the 2019-20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so."