Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has died at the age of 31.

The Serie A club announced the Italy international defender passed away in his sleep at a hotel the team were staying in ahead of Sunday’s match against Udinese.

“Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died,” read a statement from Fiorentina.

“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.”

The match against Udinese has been postponed.