'The EU leadership is worried Theresa May's government could be toppled if she fails to make a breakthrough in Brexit talks by next week.
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, desperate to avoid seeing hard-Brexit-backing Boris Johnson take power, will extend the deadline for May to find a solution on the Irish border to next Thursday to boost her chances.
It comes as Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said May had told him she was planning to get back to him with a fresh offer on the border by tonight.
But the pressure for May is on, with one EU official telling The Telegraph: 'Mr Juncker wants to support Mrs May to avoid the collapse of her government.
'He is prepared to meet her at any time, including on days next week in the run up to the European summit.'
Another source said there was ‘wiggle-room’ to change the controversial wording in the agreement concerning the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, that caused talks to fail on Monday.
The source said: ‘It’s a highly difficult situation for Theresa May and he [Juncker] wants to help her. It’s important that he supports her in everything she does.’
May has also been threatened by her own MPs, some of whom have stressed she could be thrown out of Downing Street if she fails to secure a deal.'
Read more: EU warns UK government could fall NEXT WEEK: Juncker says May will be toppled if Brexit talks stay deadlocked - as PM gives herself until the end of TODAY to seal a deal over Ireland
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