Tottenham’s Carabao Cup clash against Leyton Orient is set to be called off after the League Two club reportedly recorded 18 positive coronavirus tests.
Spurs were set to travel to Leyton Orient for their Carabao Cup third round clash on Tuesday.
However, on Monday, the O’s confirmed numerous players had tested positive for coronavirus.
And The Sun claim 18 players and staff have been struck down with the deadly illness ahead of the cup tie.
A cancellation would see Tottenham get a bye and Orient miss out on £100,000 as the match was due to be shown live on Sky Sports.
A Leyton Orient statement read: “Following our game on Saturday, September 19, COVID-19 testing was conducted on all of our first team playing squad.
“Today we received formal confirmation which shows that a number of our first-team squad have tested positive for COVID-19.
“We have informed the EFL and Tottenham Hotspur and will make a further announcement regarding Tuesday’s match shortly.
“We have also informed Mansfield Town, Plymouth Argyle and Oldham Athletic, our three most recent opponents, prior to the public release of this information.
“Leyton Orient’s priority is the health and well-being of its players and staff. Those who have tested positive will now strictly follow government self-isolation guidelines.
“The Breyer Group Stadium and training ground facilities will be closed until further notice.
“At this time, the club will make no further comment.”
An English Football League statement added: “The EFL has been made aware of positive test results recorded at Leyton Orient and is currently awaiting the outcome of discussions between the club and Public Health England which will determine what, if any, action is required outside of adhering to current protocols and guidance.”
The news comes after Man City confirmed Ilkay Gundogan had tested positive for coronavirus.
The midfielder will now self-isolate for ten days and miss at least two more matches against Bournemouth and Leicester after being left at home for Monday’s 3-1 win at Wolves.