Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with the Italy U21 side, but another test is required.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Bastoni was tested yesterday and it came back negative, whereas today’s swab gave a positive result.
Another test is therefore going to be performed on Wednesday to get a clearer idea of his status.
In the meantime, Bastoni will remain in self-isolation, separate from the rest of the squad.
The Italy Under-21 team is at a training camp in Tirrenia ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Iceland and the Republic of Ireland.
Verona defender Matteo Lovato has already left the Azzurrini squad due to injury, replaced by Alessandro Tripaldelli of Cagliari.
Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni has reassured fans he’s ‘fine and in isolation’ and hopes to be back as soon as possible.
The centre-back returns from the Italy Under-21 camp today, after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this week.
Inter must decide if he should stay in isolation at Appiano or at his own home and have confirmed the defender is asymptomatic.
Bastoni has sent a message on social media, reassuring fans he’s well, thanking them for the support.
“Good morning everyone,” he wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for the many messages I have received.
“I’m fine and I’m in isolation. See you soon at San Siro, a big hug.”
Next up for Inter is a match against Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza on October 17, when they could be without both Bastoni and Milan Skriniar, who is waiting for the result from his second swab in Slovakia.
Skriniar: 'I feel fine' after COVID diagnosis
Milan Skriniar assures he feels ‘fine’ and is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, even though Inter haven’t confirmed it yet.
So far, the Nerazzurri have only announced via a statement that Alessandro Bastoni has contracted Coronavirus, as he was tested while at the Italy Under-21 squad.
Multiple reports also stated that Skriniar had tested positive yesterday, although Inter have not made any formal comment.
Now the Slovakian football federation have confirmed the diagnosis, along with the player himself via Instagram.
“Thank you so much for all your messages. I feel fine and am in isolation,” wrote the defender.
“I’ll have more tests over the next few days. We’ll see each other soon and go wild. Forza Inter.”