Italian minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora wrote a letter to the Scientific Technical Committee of the Civil Protection yesterday, asking them to consider allowing football teams to return to training, according to a report from Italian news outlet ANSA.

The report details how Spadafora has asked the CTS to re-evaluate the possibility of allowing athletes in team sports to return to training tomorrow, in the same way that athletes who take part in individual sports will be doing. A response from the CTS is expected shortly.

Spadafora is pushing for a return to training for football clubs because of the pressure on him and the government by clubs, broadcasters and all interested parties.

The FIGC are hoping that the league will be completed normally by July, although it is expected that games will be played behind closed doors. Some medical protocols have been drawn up to allow for a return to individual training, but there is still more work to be done.