Sunderland AFC takeover news RECAP: UEFA chief offers positive update on 2019/20 resuming

While League One may be on hiatus for the foreseeable future, there remains a host of news coming from the Stadium of Light.

Thursday, 30th April 2020, 2:43 pm

We’ll have the latest from the Black Cats and their third tier rivals throughout the day, plus updates on the takeover of the club – with the Black Cats having offered an update on where the sale process currently stands.

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Simply scroll down for fresh updates as the day progresses, as we’ll be across all the breaking news from the club:

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RECAP: Sunderland AFC takeover news (30 April)

Last updated: Thursday, 30 April, 2020, 14:42

  • Stewart Donald is continuing his attempts to sell Sunderland, but the coronavirus outbreak is understood to have slowed down the process
  • UEFA's medical chief has provided a positive update on the 2019/20 season resuming
  • The EFL is currently suspended indefinitely

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We'll have the latest from the Stadium of Light throughout the day, plus any breaking news from League One.

The EFL are reportedly considering using 'regional hubs' in a bid to finish the season

UEFA medical chief says it is 'definitely possible' to restart the season

UEFA medical chief Professor Tim Meyer claims it is ‘definitely possible’ to restart the 2019/20 season.

"In discussing any return to playing competitive, elite level football, the health of the players, all those involved in potential games and the public at large is of paramount importance," he said in a statement.

"All football organisations which are planning the restart of their competitions will produce comprehensive protocols dictating sanitary and operational conditions ensuring that the health of those involved in the games is protected and the integrity of public policy is preserved.

"Under these conditions and in full respect of local legislation, it is definitely possible to plan the restart of competitions suspended during the 2019-20 season."

Burton Albion chief shoots down suggestion of 'top eight play-off' in League One

It doesn’t seem as though the idea of the top eight teams playing off is going to work. I don’t think the clubs would accept that, probably.

Ben Robinson, Burton Albion chairman

The Sunderland star is aiming high!

These plans will NOT be happening...

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