The 32-year-old is showing no symptoms related to the virus but has been in self-isolation since Wednesday.

Juventus have confirmed that midfielder Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus.

The France international is the second player in the club to contract the illness after it was announced on Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani was infected.

Italy global Rugani has been confirmed as the first professional player in Serie A to contract Covid-19.

Matuidi, a routine for the Serie A side this year, has been in voluntary isolation because Wednesday and is following a similar process to his team-mate.

Italy has been in lockdown in an attempt to prevent further outbreak of the coronavirus, which has affected several Serie A players.

The government has imposed strict lockdown steps, with public events and parties prohibited and all stores besides food shops and pharmacies closed.

Football teams have been rigorously following procedures set out by the authorities, but containment measures can only work so well as many continue to contract the virus.

All Serie A action was suspended until at least April 3, with UEFA announcing on Tuesday that other competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 will be postponed.

Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021, while the various European and domestic competitions are expected to complete this summer if conditions improve.

Efforts are currently being made to make sure the current campaign isn’t declared null and void.

Juventus duo Matuidi and Rugani are only two of several confirmed cases in the Italian top flight, with many Fiorentina and Sampdoria players diagnosed with the illness.

Rugani has since shown that he has improved in his recovery from Covid-19 however there still remains enormous concerns within the pandemic, which has impacted thousands of people globally.

Other top-flight leagues also have been hugely influenced, together with the Premier League postponed until at least April 4 after it had been declared that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had contracted the virus. Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi was also confirmed to have tested positive.

In Spain, Real Madrid players are forced to quarantine themselves at home after it was disclosed that a basketball player in the club was infected.