BREAKING: Serie A To Return On 20 June – Reports

Inter Milan's supporters cheer ahead of the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs AS Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan on February 26, 2017. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy’s Serie A is set to resume on 20 June according to multiple news reports.

The league has been suspended since 9 March as Italy – one of Europe’s worst-hit countries with more than 32,000 deaths – battled with the ravages of coronavirus.

Most teams had 12 games to play before the league went into abeyance.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has been pushing for a June restart and the head of the country’s Olympic committee (Coni) Giovanni Malago said recently that Serie A had a “99%” chance of resuming on 13 June.

That date was moved back following a government decree that all sports competitions be suspended until June.

But multiple media reports say the Italian government has now given the green light for Serie A to resume on 20 June three days after the proposed restart of the English Premier League.

Clubs have already resumed training a week ago in anticipation of a return to competitive action.

The Serie A becomes the third major league to announce a definite resumption date following the Bundesliga which resumed on 16 May and the English Premier League which has set 17 June to return.

League leaders Juventus are leading Lazio by one point as they target a ninth consecutive Scudetto.