Several Premier League clubs are reportedly in talks with US tech firm Respondology over a deal which would see their players and staff protected from social media abuse.
Players, managers and officials in England’s top-flight have been subject to significant online abuse this season, including racial insults and slurs.
Premier League clubs have appealed to social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to do more to police online abuse, while British sides Birmingham City, Swansea and Rangers have done week-long social media blackouts in recent weeks in protest.
Sportsmail also revealed earlier this week that Premier League clubs are considering a blanket social media boycott for a round of fixtures before the end of the season.
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