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Man Utd star Paul Pogba and Spurs ace Ndombele test positive for coronavirus and omitted from France squad

PAUL POGBA and Tanguy Ndombele have tested positive for Covid-19, France manager Didier Deschamps confirmed.

The Premier League pair tested positive for the virus after being selected for France’s upcoming Nations League fixtures next month.

The news was confirmed by manager Deschamps in a press conference, who has brought in 17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga as one of his replacements.

The World Cup holders prepare to play Sweden and Croatia.

Barcelona this month confirmed incoming signing Miralem Pjanic had tested positive for the virus.

The new Premier League season is set to get underway on September 12 – eight weeks after the last was finished following an unprecedented extension.

Players are now returning to pre-season, having had time off for a short break.

But The Telegraph reported club officials fear cases could continue to rise after players partied together on holiday with pals from rival clubs in the past few weeks.

Chelsea have Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Christian Pulisic quarantined amid a Covid-19 outbreak at Chelsea.

All four went on holiday to the Greek island of Mykonos before pre-season training began last weekend.

After the Premier League restarted in June, players and staff members were following strict coronavirus guidelines and tested twice a week. 

But they were since been released by clubs to enjoy time off during the short gap until the new term gets underway.

All top-flight clubs have undergone testing since returning to training and anyone to have tested positive will have to self-isolate for at least seven days.

Players are expected to be tested only once a week when the new season starts – half of what was required after the restart in June.

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