Mahrez and Laporte test positive for Covid-19

Aymeric Laporte Riyad Mahrez

Aymeric Laporte Riyad Mahrez

"Neither is displaying symptoms of the virus", the statement said.

All players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

Pep Guardiola will welcome Laporte and Mahrez back into his squad before City's 2020-21 season opener against Wolves on September 21, but their participation could be in doubt due to a potential lack of match fitness.

Mahrez, tweeting in response to messages of support from City fans, said: "Thank you for all the nice messages, I'm good".

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Manchester City's duo of Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have both tested positive for coronavirus. "Stay safe everyone take care of you".

City said in a statement that both players did not display any symptoms and are now self-isolating in line with protocols established by the league and the British government.

Premier League clubs returned three positive tests for coronavirus as they returned for pre-season training ahead of the start of the new campaign on Saturday.

Guardiola will be desperate to ensure Laporte remains available this season having lost his best defender for a total of five months last season due to a knee injury.

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