The government has been urging the Premier League to put every match on TV.

It comes after a decision initially stated that such an event could not be considered but a U-turn is now on the cards.

Current plans state that 160 of the 380 top-flight matches next season will not be televised.

This has angered a number of fans, who would not be able to attend the games due to Covid-19.

Stadiums will be empty going into next year - though, work is being done on whether this can change.

After Project Restart, all 92 top-flight games were televised following a three-month suspension.

The Premier League showed all 92 matches live after Project Restart

But no plans for that to continue into next season are in place.

The Premier League has made 220 matches available for television, 20 more than what was planned originally.

A spokesman for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said: "Our focus is on working with the football authorities, safety and medical experts to get fans back in stadia as quickly as possible.

"It is for the Premier League and its broadcast partners to come to an agreement on screening matches.

"However we urge them to follow the spirit of Project Restart and listen to clubs' loyal fans and consider what can be achieved in the meantime."

The Premier League has declined to comment.

The government has urged the Premier League to broadcast every match

The next meeting between shareholders is set to take place on September 3.

With the season set to get back underway in less than two weeks, no fans will be admitted until October at the earliest.

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A friendly between Brighton and Chelsea was used as a test event, with the Seagulls allowing a number of home fans in.

Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime currently share the rights to broadcast live football in the United Kingdom.

The BBC are able to show highlights while a temporary measure allowed some matches to be streamed online.