AC MILAN'S crunch clash against rivals Juventus could be postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Authorities in Italy have warned that Andrea Pirlo's side could be blocked from travelling to tonight's match.
Juventus were forced to delay their journey to Milan after Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro tested positive.
The club are now awaiting further results amid fears of an outbreak within Pirlo's squad.
Meanwhile, AC Milan have announced that Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic have tested positive.
But the rest of the squad have provided negative results ahead of the Serie A showdown.
Roberto Testi, medical chief at the ASL in Turin, insisted authorities could have to step in to stop the match going ahead.
As cited by Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: "The company immediately warned of the two [positive tests], but at the moment, since all the others are negative, we cannot speak of an outbreak.
"If there were new cases and an uncontrolled outbreak was confirmed in the team, then the ASL, for the safety of the players themselves, would be forced to intervene by blocking the away match."
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for Covid-19 in October while on international duty.
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Team-mates Paulo Dybala and Weston McKennie have also had the virus and since recovered.
Tonight's highly-anticipated meeting between Milan and Juventus has been deemed a title decider.
Stefano Pioli's Milan side are sitting at the top of the pile with 11 wins from 15 matches.
Meanwhile, Juventus are slumped in fifth place with ten points less than the league leaders.
Matteo Marnati, a councillor in Turin, has insisted the game WILL go ahead.
He said: "Milan-Juventus will be played.
"I have just heard the general manager of the ASL of Turin and he replied that it was not no decision has been made.
"Our interest is that the sports authorities manage the issue.
"There is no emergency that justifies an intervention by the ASL of Turin.
"I can assure the fans that the competition will take place.
"I believe that Testi has been misunderstood."
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