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PSG rocked by three more positive coronavirus tests

Paris Saint-Germain have been rocked by three more positive coronavirus tests a week before their season is due to start.

And reports state Mauro Icardi, Marquinhos and Keylor Navas are the first-team stars to contract the disease.

PSG tweeted on Thursday evening: “The latest tests carried out within the Paris Saint-Germain squad confirm the result of three new positive cases.

“These players follow the appropriate health protocol.”

That follows the news from earlier this week that Neymar, Angel Di Maria, and Leandro Paredes also caught Covid-19.

According to L’Equipe, Marquinhos experienced flu-like symptoms for two days.

The Brazilian, 26, and Icardi, 27, went to Ibiza with team-mates Neymar, Di Maria, Paredes, and Marco Verratti.

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Only the Italian is thought to have returned a negative test but did apparently contract the virus earlier in the year.

But with six first-team players now in isolation, PSG’s match next week is in serious doubt.

The Champions League finalists are due to begin their Ligue 1 defence with a trip to Lens on Thursday night.

But French league guidelines state the more than three positive cases at a club would likely to lead to a postponement.

Ligue 1 started last month with two rounds of matches played so far – Nice are the only team with a 100 per cent record on six points.

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