England football legend Jimmy Greaves has been taken to hospital near his home in Essex.

His old club Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday night.

There was nothing within the statement to suggest his admission is related to coronavirus.

The 80-year-old Tottenham's all-time record goalscorer, with 220 league goals to his name.

He was also part of England's World Cup winning squad in 1966, but famously lost his place to Geoff Hurst after he was injured in the group stages.

Hurst went on to score a hat-trick in the final against West Germany.

Greaves originally missed out on a medal, but was finally presented with one at a special Downing Street ceremony in 2009.

He suffered a severe stroke in 2015 which left him wheelchair-bound.

Greaves played for Chelmsford City in the latter stages of his career and now lives in the city.