More negotiations between NFL owners and players are on the way.

Two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Friday that the sides will resume negotiations early next week at an undisclosed site. The lockout is deep into its fourth month, and this will be the fifth set of "secret" meetings.

Those familiar with the negotiations spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are supposed to be confidential.

While each side has acknowledged progress, a new collective bargaining agreement is not imminent. One of those knowledgeable about the talks said conference calls are being set up to discuss some topics, but not the major issue of splitting revenues. The person says that is being negotiated "face to face."

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