Kevin De Bruyne tests positive for Covid and set to miss three Man City clashes including crunch PSG game

KEVIN DE BRUYNE will miss a key week for Manchester City after testing positive for Covid.

The Belgium international told his club soon after finishing international duty in Cardiff on Tuesday night.

He will have to isolate until the end of next week meaning he misses the matches against Everton and Paris Saint-Germain.

The home clash with West Ham on Sunday week (28th) is also likely to come too soon for the £54million ace – even though he should be back in training by then. 

Guardiola said: “Unfortunately Kevin got a positive from Covid with Belgium so will be 10 days.

“It was two days ago that he told me has positive but he’s here in England.“

De Bruyne has struggled to recapture his brilliant best form during the current season after a couple of nasty injuries over the summer.

His illness is another set-back but Guardiola told his star man not to worry about the impact it will have on his season and to focus on getting well.

 

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He said: “Forget about fitness, momentum, he’s positive and he has to recover well, be healthy. That’s more important when a person positive.

“He’s must be careful as people are still dying. He was vaccinated so he’s more protected. The symptoms will be minor hopefully and as soon as possible he can come back.

“We do not worry about what we are going to miss. The person is more important, we have to help him and hope that it goes well while he’s isolated.”

Guardiola also confirmed Jack Grealish and Phil Foden have returned from international duty with injuries.

Foden has a chance of making it back for Sunday – but record signing Grealish is likely to miss the clash with the Toffees.

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