Kylian Mbappe has been tested for coronavirus, according to reports in France, with the Paris Saint-Germain striker set to miss Wednesday night’s Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund.
It emerged on Tuesday that the French striker has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days.
His participation against Dortmund was, as a result, up in the air but now L’Equipe are reporting that Mbappe has been tested for coronavirus as a precaution.
It is claimed Mbappe ‘was tested this Tuesday to find out if he was affected by the coronavirus. The results should be known in the evening or Wednesday morning.’
However, L’Equipe also believes ‘the point of the first element in the direction of a negative test’.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel will make a last-minute decision on whether Mbappe will take part in the team’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Dortmund on Wednesday.
‘He is ill, he has a sore throat. We will wait and decide on Wednesday morning,’ Tuchel told PSG’s website after the pre-game news conference was canceled following the French authorities’ decision to have the match played without spectators due to coronavirus fears.