Premier League clubs fear they may have to offload players to meet wages, with no end in sight to the pay cuts row.
It raises the prospect of transfer chaos, a situation compounded by some stars able to walk away from their deals when they expire at the end of June.
Clubs are reviewing their squads as they mull over ways to ensure they have the funds to meet wages.
At present, many English clubs are paying salaries that equate to around
With no football, and no wage cuts agreed, their only other option is to consider sacrificing players.