Brighton boss Graham Potter has suggested that the club could exercise its right to block Percy Tau and other internationals from leaving the club for international duty later this month.
Potter said that the club has sought clarification from Fifa on what their options would be at this time.
“I think we are going to speak about it over the next few days and the upcoming week maybe with a bit more clarity from FIFA or whoever else can give us that information, said Potter.
“But we will take the decision as a club, which is right for the players and for us and what we can do.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp led a chorus of Premier League managers in suggesting that if players will be forced into quarantine upon returning from countries on the United Kingdom’s red list, then clubs should be able to block the spell.
Tau has been an unused substitute in each the Seagulls last eight Premier League appearances but it seems Potter hasn’t ruled out further use of the South African forward.
A growing number of football followers in South Africa have questioned Brighton’s decision to recall Tau from his third loan spell in Belgium only to use him to warm the bench.