<>SERIE A will reportedly ban fans from attending games until 2021.
<>Sport Mediaset claim to have unearthed Italian government documents suggesting Serie A stadiums will remain empty until January 2021 at the earliest.
<>It comes after federation president Gabriele Gravina confirmed plans to resume action in May.
<>Serie A has been on hold since early March after Italy became the first European country to strongly suffer the effects of coronavirus.
<>There are still fears the campaign could be scrapped.
<>But players could start to train next month with the hope of resuming matches shortly afterwards and some reports even suggests all 20 teams could relocate to Rome for a gladiatorial battle.
<>Gravina said: “As soon as the conditions are right, we’ll finish the championship.
<>“Soon there will be a meeting. We will establish the procedure which we will then communicate.
<>“We will start, I hope, at the beginning of May with tests to ensure that players are negative and training can follow.
<>“Will we play through the summer? We don’t have a deadline but the idea is to finish the championships.”
<>However, Italian football supporters will have to make do with watching games on TV for the remainder of the year.
<>Lockdown restrictions could be eased in May, with people currently not allowed to leave their homes unless they need essentials.
<>But the government does not want to risk more problems by allowing football fans to gather in close proximity.
<>And it will be until January next year at the earliest when football stadiums in Italy can open their doors to the public again.