Premier League clubs are increasingly optimistic the demand for games to be played at neutral venues if the season resumes will be reversed.
A majority of clubs expressed their opposition to the concept at a meeting on Monday.
But it is understood productive talks have since been held with authorities.
While there is still work to be done to reach a satisfactory conclusion, one source said nothing suggested so far appears insurmountable.
Even prior to the Premier League meeting, some clubs were confident their supporters would heed a request to stay away from stadiums and they are happy to reinforce the message if required.
Mark Roberts, the head of the UK's football police unit, was part of a conference call that also included representatives of the Premier League.
He said: "Following a positive meeting between police, government and football on Monday night, we will be jointly exploring a range of options to identify a way forward, which minimises any risks to public safety and unnecessary pressure on public services, but facilitates a sensible restart to the season, to support the economic and morale benefits associated with the sport."