According to the PA news agency, the English Football League is optimistic that the Carabao Cup final will be played in front of fans this season.
The match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium next month was not on the Government's original list of possible pilot activities, as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to get the country out of lockdown.
The FA Cup final, which will be played three weeks later on May 15, will be used as a test match, and the EFL has been lobbying for fans to attend its showpiece final on April 25.
A decision could come as soon as this week, and if it does, Government restrictions will limit the Carabao Cup final's attendance to a maximum of 10,000 people.
The PA news agency has learned that the EFL is secure in its ability to safely produce a final with fans in the stadium.
However, it is known that, due to the coronavirus limitations, there is still some question about whether City fans will be able to fly from Manchester to London.