Manchester City players Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for coronavirus, the club has said.

Both players are self-isolating and neither are displaying any symptoms, a spokesman said.

They added: “Everyone at the club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy recovery ahead of their return to training and the new season.”

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Mahrez, 29, and Laporte, 26, are due to begin the new Premier League season with the team’s first fixture against Wolves on 21 September. It is not clear when they contracted COVID-19 and whether they will be able to play.

Tweeting in response to City fans’ messages of support, Mahrez said: “Thank you for all the nice messages, I’m good. Stay safe everyone take care of you.”

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