Italian football could restart on Sunday, according to Luca Pancalli, commissioner of the Italian Federation.
Serie A and B clubs meet on Tuesday to discuss the government proposal of closing stadia deemed unsafe to fans.
The move follows the cancellation of weekend football after a policemen was killed during clashes between fans .
Pancalli said: "There are the means to return to play on Sunday but we must wait for Wednesday’s government meeting before making a final decision."
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The policeman, Filippo Raciti, died after being beaten to death with a blunt instrument and then a bomb was thrown into his car during rioting at a Serie A derby in Sicily between Catania and Palermo on Friday.
His death caused huge uproar and outrage from Italian politicians and the suspension of all amateur and professional games – including Wednesday’s international friendly against Romania.
The head of the Italian Footballers’ Association, Sergio Campana, called for the leagues to be halted for at least a year.
On Monday the Italian interior minister, Giuliano Amato, said stadia that do not meet security standards will not be allowed to admit fans.
"We will not allow fans to go into a stadium that does not respect the current safety norms. In stadia like that of Catania I will not admit anyone, I am firm on this. That game shouldn’t have been played. Hence, only those stadia that meet the security norms will re-open to the fans, the other stadia will be used to play in but without fans until they meet guidelines."
Enrico Letta, under-secretary to Italian prime-minister Romano