Leicester City football club could be forced to drop its Uefa cup tie with Red Star Belgrade because of uncertainty regarding its travel cover.

The club is wary of travelling to Yugoslavia for the match on September 28, four days after general elections.

The Foreign Office has advised against non-essential travel to the crisis-hit Balkan state.

Filbert Street spokesman Bob Walker said the elections could lead to a volatile situation which could put its players at risk. He said: “There seems to be some question over whether our insurance will cover the trip to Belgrade.”

The Leicester City team is insured for more than £50m by Lloyd's managing agency SVB which specialises in football club insurance.

Club officials were due to travel to Geneva on September 6 to meet Uefa officials talks. When Leeds played Red Star the venue was changed.