Sampdoria and Italy striker Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club have confirmed.
Gabbiadini, 28, previously played in the Premier League for Southampton and is the second player in Italy’s top-flight to test positive for the virus after Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.
In a statement the club located in north west Italy confirmed that Gabbiadini has tested positive and is in self-isolation.
“Sampdoria informs that the player Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19. He has a fever but is doing well. The club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law.”
Gabbiadini has also released a statement on his own.
“I also tested positive for Coronavirus. I want to thank everyone who wrote me, many messages have already arrived. I still want to tell you that I’m fine, so don’t worry. Follow all the rules, stay home and everything will work out.”
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- UEFA announce videoconference meeting next week to discuss plans for Champions League, Europa League and EURO 2020.
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- Serie A is considering alternative ways to conclude its scudetto and relegation races, including playoffs or the non-awarding of a champion.
- Juventus confirm that their defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus.
- Sevilla v. Roma and Inter Milan v. Getafe postponed in the UEFA Europa League due to travel restrictions between Spain and Italy.
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- Chelsea will visit Bayern Munich at an empty Allianz Arena for a Champions League second leg next week.
- Manchester United’s Europa League game at LASK in Austria will be played behind-closed-doors, and matches in Spain’s La Liga will be played in empty stadiums until early April.
- The San Jose Earthquakes’ next home match, March 21, is 11 days away and the Santa Clara Public Health Department has banned all gatherings over 1000 people.