LEEDS United are "open to the idea" of postponing next week's scheduled Premier League match against Saints, according to The Athletic.

The FA's Professional Game Board are due to meet this week in a bid to decide what should happen regarding Saints' postponed FA Cup third-round tie against Shrewsbury Town.

The match was due to take place at St Mary's on Saturday, but was postponed after an outbreak of COVID-19 among the Shrewsbury squad.

One of the ideas suggested to ensure the game still gets played is to play next midweek, when Saints are currently scheduled to go to Leeds United in the Premier League.

But reports now suggest that game at Elland Road on January 20 could be moved to accommodate the cup tie.

The Athletic claim "discussions are still at an early stage" but that "Leeds are open to the idea of postponing next week’s game".

It went on to add: "Contact was made with the club by the Premier League and the fact that Leeds seem willing to reschedule the fixture suggests that a new date is likely to be agreed."

Should Saints progress past Shrewsbury, they are due to host FA Cup holders Arsenal in the fourth round on the weekend of January 23.