Manchester United start Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19 France national team manager Didier Deschamps confirmed on Thursday.
Deschamps also confirmed Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele also returned a positive test.
The Premier League pair returned the positive tests for the virus after being selected for France’s upcoming Nations League fixtures against Sweden and Croatia next month
Both players will now be required to self isolate.
Seventeen year old Eduardo Camavinga has been called up to the French team to replace the players.
“I’ve completed at the very last minute a change in the list, because Paul Pogba, who was previously on the list, unfortunately for him he carried out a test yesterday which was returned as positive this morning,” Deschamps said.
“So at the last moment he had to be replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”
Manchester United issued a statement to wish their record singing a speedy recovery.
“Pogba has been replaced in the squad after testing positive for Covid-19.
“The midfielder will be unable to add to his 69 caps and 10 goals for his country in the games next month.
“Everybody at United wishes Paul a speedy recovery ahead of the new season.”
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.
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.