Pogba & Ndombele test positive for Covid-19
Didier Deschamps would name his latest France squad on Thursday afternoon.
France are set to kick off their 2020/21 Nations League campaign later this month with two ties.
Les Bleus will take on Sweden on September 5th before facing Croatia four days later.
Deschamps’ squad for said ties did have a couple of high-profile absentees, though, in the form of a pair of Premier League midfielders.
Both Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele were completely omitted from the squad.
— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) August 27, 2020
It has since been reported by various sources that the aforementioned midfield duo have tested positive for Covid-19.
Read the latest update on Pogba and Martial’s involvement with France.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2020
Paul Pogba and Tanguy Ndombele have been left out of France’s squad for the Nations League games against Sweden and Croatia after testing positive for coronavirus.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 27, 2020
Tottenham closing in on Doherty deal
In other Tottenham related news on Thursday, several fresh updates concerning the Lilywhite’s pursuit of Matt Doherty have emerged online.
As we covered on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho is keen to land the Wolves right-back with a fee of around £12m floated at the time.
And whilst the above-linked sources stated that no bid had been made for the full-back, it appears things have taken a step forward on Thursday.
The reliable Fabrizio Romano has reported that only the last details need to be agreed before Doherty becomes a Spurs player, with a ‘total agreement’ with Wolves expected to be reached soon.
Last details to be completed then Matt Doherty will sign as new Tottenham player. Total agreement to be reached soon with Wolves. Tottenham are still in talks with AC Milan to sell Serge Aurier. #THFC #Wolves #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2020
The Evening Standard also provided an update on Spurs’ pursuit of Doherty on Thursday, stating:
Spurs and Wolves are finalising the details of a deal worth £15million plus add-ons
The ES add that Doherty’s arrival will pave the way for Serge Aurier to depart the club.
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