Chelsea and Tottenham ready to join Liverpool in banning stars from going on international duty over Covid-19 quarantine

CHELSEA and Tottenham will reportedly follow in Liverpool's suit by preventing their players from leaving for international duty if they have to quarantine upon their return.

Under current government coronavirus guidelines, travellers arriving from red list countries have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine period.

Earlier this week, Reds chief Jurgen Klopp revealed he won't release players if they later have to observe a period of isolation – insisting the club must come first.

And London duo Chelsea and Tottenham have opted to take the same stance as they could end up being without the services of several players.

According to The Telegraph, the Blues will prevent Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech from joining the Brazil, Senegal and Morocco squads if there is a risk they'll have to quarantine.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel said: “I am absolutely worried because my target is to play Premier League and if I have players in quarantine, I cannot build a group, the group that we want.

"This is the risk. I’m absolutely worried about this situation.


"But I’m also sure that the club knows how to handle it and if it is the consequence that players cannot go, then this is the consequence.

"The situation is extraordinary, we have to adapt and we will do this as a club.

"And we will take these decisions when we have to because we are very concerned about the situation.”

Spurs, meanwhile, could end up being without the services of Davinson Sanchez, Giovanni Lo Celso and Serge Aurier if they were to allow them to link up with Colombia, Argentina and Ivory Coast respectively.

Tottenham chief Jose Mourinho said: “I want to see what is going to happen

“Is Brazil v Argentina going to be played in South America or is it going to be played for example in London? I don't know.

"I know little things, Portugal will play in Turin, Norway will play in Spain.

"Let's see what is going to happen, where the matches are going to be played and of course the clubs have the right to protect themselves because Jurgen is right, the clubs pay the players."

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