West Ham are planning a London double-header of friendly matches against Arsenal and Crystal Palace before the Premier League season restarts on June 17. Clubs have been permitted to arrange friendlies before competitive matches resume later this month.
However, there are strict guidelines that have been put in place for a friendly match to take place.
These include forbidding clubs travelling more than 90 minutes to get to the venue and that all players must travel in their own cars and possibly in their kits they will be using for the game.
According to The Sun, West Ham want to play Arsenal and Palace as they want to plays teams they have already played twice in the league.
The Hammers are keen on playing against sides who they will not face again when Premier League matches get underway in two weeks.
West Ham want to hold a friendly with Arsenal before Premier League restarts
“If you consider this a preseason, then a few clubs would have had a few friendlies under their belts," West Ham boss David Moyes said.
"If it is one thing the clubs are not going to get it is game practice. So getting the opportunity to do that gives us the chance to do that.
“All these things are subject to the protocols. We have to have everything right. We can’t ask teams to travel, we are not intending to travel.
"We will abide by the guidelines. We don’t want anything to go wrong in the build-up to the start of the Premier League.”
Sixteen of the Premier League's 20 teams have nine games left to play, while four teams have 10 games remaining.
Arsenal are one of these four and will take on Manchester City when the first round of fixtures takes place on June 17. The other match will see Aston Villa go up against Sheffield United.
After these matches have been completed, all teams in the division will then have the same number of games remaining.
The Premier League are still working to finalise a schedule, but are hoping to have six long weekends, from Friday to Monday, and three midweek slots.
The proposed midweek fixtures would take place between June 23-25, July 7-9 and July 14-16, with the Premier League season then set to be concluded on Sunday, July 26.
West Ham are currently 16th in the table and could drop a place if Villa pick up three points against the Blades.
The Hammers have some tough games ahead of them as they still face several teams vying of European football next season, with matches against Manchester United, Tottenham, Wolves and Chelsea to come.
They also face dames against clubs battling for their Premier League survival, with clashes against Norwich City, Villa and Watford.
All games will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, Moyes believes it is beginning to start to feel "normal" again now group training is taking place.
"I think that now because on the pitch we’re back in contact it is very similar," he added. "Off the pitch, it is completely different.
"We’re not using the facilities, we’re outdoors we’re keeping social distances. We’re making it work. Most of us are finding it OK.
"The hardest part was right at the start when we were training in ones or twos or fours. Now it is starting to feel a bit more normal.
“Everybody is beginning to fit back into it and it’s going well.”
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