Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has tested positive for the coronavirus for the fourth time in six weeks, according to recent reports.
Dybala confirmed on March 21 that he and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini had contracted the virus after his first positive test.
According to Spanish programme El Chiringuito, The Argentine star has had a total of four tests in six weeks as a result of his initial diagnosis, with his recent one coming back positive.
He recently spoke out about fighting the virus, and revealed how he had been struggling to breathe.
In the same update he claimed he and his girlfriend were feeling better, but it seems Dybala is still struggling to shake the illness.
“Luckily [we are] much better, these days we do not have any symptoms,” said Dybala.
“I had stronger symptoms, I got tired very quickly, when I wanted to train, I was short of breath after five minutes. There we noticed that something was not right and through the tests the club did we were told that we were positive.
“From there we had more symptoms, such as cough, tired body and when we slept I felt very cold, but from the club they had told us that we were going to be fine so we had to be calm.”
Dybala was one of three Juventus players to contract the coronavirus after Rugani and Blaise Matuidi were also confirmed cases.
Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said players would be able “to undertake training individually from 4 May, in groups from 18 May, and then we’ll evaluate if there are the conditions to allow the season to be completed”.
He added: “We need to complete all the discussions to ensure that if we do reach that stage, we’ll do so in the utmost safety and security.
“We are passionate about sport and don’t want our athletes to get sick.
“I’m passionate for football. Like many Italians, I initially found it strange that the championship could be interrupted or suspended but I think that even the most ardent fan understands that there wasn’t an alternative.”