JUVENTUS star Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus after the Italian giants were exposed to an infected Serie C team.

The Serie A giants are based in one of the worst-affected regions of Italy – now on total lockdown due to the spread of the killer bug.

And former Arsenal target Rugani – a seven-cap Italy international – is the first player from the club to be confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus.

Juventus scrapped all training last month after their Under-23s played Pianese days before three players and their manager were

confirmed as being infected.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Ramsey currently play alongside Rugani in Italy.

Serie A leaders Juve revealed the news of Rugani’s diagnosis in a statement, with the player set to be quarantined.

It read: “The footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic.

“Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including the census of those who have had contact with him.”

All sport in Italy has been cancelled until at least April 3 due to coronavirus.

A host of European matches are being played behind closed doors – both this week and next – including games involving Chelsea and Manchester United.


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