Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed a new coronavirus case in their first-team squad and a new outbreak in their under-23 squad.
This is a new setback for Tottenham, whose negative and recovered players returned to the training ground on Sunday for a restricted session following an earlier outbreak.
Antonio Conte, the head coach, also held a session yesterday, but with as few as 13 players available ahead of Thursday’s match against Leicester City. Numerous members of his staff continue to be isolated.
Tottenham were forced to postpone their Europa League match against Rennes and their Premier League match against Brighton last week after eight first-team players, nine staff members, and a handful of under-23 players tested positive.
The figure is unknown at the moment, but it is understood that a new case of a first-team player testing positive has been reported, as has a large outbreak among the under-23s, who were reportedly sent home yesterday.
Leicester, who were also afflicted by an outbreak last week, defeated Newcastle United 4-0 on Sunday.
Spurs are also hoping to hear by the end of the week whether they are still in Europe, after UEFA confirmed over the weekend that the Rennes match cannot be rescheduled.
Meanwhile, Spurs or Vitesse Arnhem have been drawn to face Rapid Vienna in the play-off for the knockout round.