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Wolves star Patrick Cutrone tests positive for coronavirus

By Vincent Ashitey
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Wolves star Patrick Cutrone has tested positive for coronavirus and is now in quarantine at his home in Florence.

The Italian, 22, is on an 18-month loan at Fiorentina from the Molineux club, making the switch back to his homeland in January.

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But he and Fiorentina team-mate German Pezzella as well as physio Stefano Dainelli have now contracted the deadly bug.

The Serie A club's official Twitter account announced the news on Saturday morning.

A post read: "COVID-19: MORE POSITIVE TESTS ACF Fiorentina announces that footballers Patrick Cutrone and German Pezzella and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli also underwent tests, as they were showing some symptoms.

"All 3 resulted positive and are in good health at their homes in Florence."

Yesterday, Fiorentina also announced that their Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic was also at home after being tested positive - despite not showing any symptoms.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first player from Italy's top flight to contract the disease.

That led to 121 Juve players and staff self-isolating to try and limit the spread.

Former Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini was the second with the Sampdoria ace confirming the news on his Instagram account.

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All sporting events in Italy have been cancelled until April 3 at the earliest and the whole country has been placed on lockdown.

It has been reported that the Serie A season could be cancelled without a winner.