Football is committed in supporting the Government's efforts in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak and the staging of football matches in this country.
However, PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has insisted that the union will consider only wage deferrals, and not pay cuts.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and his Brighton counterpart Graham Potter have agreed to wage cuts in the last two days, along with other senior staff at those clubs.
"As a group of players, we wanted to stand up and do our bit", captain Grant Hanley told the club website (www.canaries.co.uk).
He has proposed "financial redress" so the government recoups a proportion of the money clubs pay to the players if there is no change of approach.
In another financial commitment, the league voted to advance funds of 125 million pounds ($150 million) to clubs in the English Football League and fifth-tier National League, many of which are struggling to cope with the financial consequences of the suspension of matches.
Tottenham's surprising decision to impose a 20 per cent wage reduction on 550 non-playing staff, while putting some of them on unpaid leave, has also been frowned upon.
The League Managers Association earlier said that the "vast majority of clubs, particularly in the EFL", had used the government scheme to furlough staff.
However, the players union doesn't like those measures either.
Responding to arguments that players in Italy and Spain had made greater sacrifices, Lineker said: "They're a few weeks ahead of us in Spain and Italy as everybody knows".
Knight said the Premier League should be "role modelling a responsible approach" along the lines of European rivals.
Many of the English clubs are owned by billionaires from around the world - including Tottenham, whose owner Joe Lewis' wealth is valued at more than £4 billion (NZ$8.38bn) by The Sunday Times Rich List.
"In response to COVID-19, Premier League clubs have been supporting tens of thousands of people in their communities each and every day through targeted activity including donations to foodbanks, telephone calls to the elderly, food parcels delivered to the vulnerable and a wide range of free resources to support wellbeing and education".
As well as cuts and deferrals, the issue of extending player contracts beyond June 30 is also being discussed, with the intention still being to complete the 2019-20 season in the summer months, behind closed doors if necessary.
The number of virus-related deaths in Britain has accelerated this week.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.