FORMER Saints star, Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The Italian striker was tested for the virus and the results came back positive, says Serie A club, Sampdoria.

After scoring 12 goals in 30 games for Southampton, the 28-year-old moved to Sampdoria in January 2019, where he has been ever since.

In a statement by the Italian club, Gabbiadini is said to have a "slight fever" but is otherwise fine, and the club is "activating all isolation procedures".

The statement read: "UC Sampdoria announces that Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

"Gabbiadini has a slight fever, but is otherwise fine. The club is activating all isolation procedures as set out by the authorities."

While Gabbiadini took to twitter to reassure his fans.

He said: "I also tested positive for Coronavirus. I want to thank everyone who wrote me, many messages have already arrived.

"I still want to tell you that I'm fine, so don't worry. Follow all the rules, stay home and everything will work out."

The former saints striker is the second player in Italy's top flight football division to be tested positive for the virus after Juventus defender, Daniele Rugani.

This comes after Italy was placed under lockdown and all sport in the country has been suspended until at least April 3 because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

More than 12,000 people have tested positive for the virus in Italy so far, and more than 800 people have died as a result.