Could Celtic be declared Scottish Premiership champions and Hearts relegated today?

The 12 top-flight clubs are to have a conference call this afternoon

Celtic are set to move closer to being crowned Scottish Premiership champions and Hearts demoted to the Championship.

A conference call is scheduled between the top-flight clubs and SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster this afternoon to discuss ending the season.

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If an agreement is reached, the league is expected to be terminated in the same way as the Championship and Leagues One and Two, on a points-per-game system.

Celtic could move closer to their ninth league title in a row. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen had written to their top tier rivals last month asking for a decision on the Premiership to be delayed once all avenues are explored in potentially completing the 2019/2020 campaign on the pitch.

However, according to the Daily Record, the clubs reached a “unanimous” decision in a meeting last Friday that the remainder of the season would not be played.

All that stands between Celtic and their ninth league title in a row is approval by the SPFL but that is likely to arrive next week following a board meeting.

On the flip side, Hearts will be replaced by Dundee United in the Premiership.

Ann Budge confirmed on Saturday that a decision to ‘expel’ the Tynecastle side with only 30 games played would see the club consider their options as how to proceed.

She told fans: “Please also be reassured that while the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome.”