Sport Sancho, Burki contract respiratory infections but test negative for COVID-19
Fewer virus cases keep Melbourne on track
Victoria's daily infection rate is on track towards the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions come September 28, with more anti-lockdown protests expected.The state recorded 21 new cases in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, its lowest figure since June 24.
Jadon Sancho and Roman Burki have contracted respiratory infections but both have tested negative for COVID-19, Borussia Dortmund say.
The pair will not travel to Munich for Wednesday's DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich after developing the infections.
However, Dortmund stated via Twitter that the two players recorded negative coronavirus tests on Monday.
Sancho continues to be linked with a possible move to Manchester United but Dortmund have maintained the winger will not be sold.
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Youth team coach Louis Lancaster oversaw the England international's development while at Watford, before seeing him move on to Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. United appear in desperate need of reinforcements after a chastening start to their Premier League campaign saw them soundly beaten by Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.However, the powers that be at Old Trafford have so far refused to meet the £100m asking price set out by the Bundesliga outfit.
The Bundesliga club are said to have set a deadline of August 12 for United to match their valuation of €120million for the England star.
With the Red Devils apparently unwilling to meet that price, they are thought to be pursuing alternatives in the market, such as Watford's Ismaila Sarr.
Dortmund won their first Bundesliga game of 2020-21, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0, but suffered a 2-0 loss to Augsburg last week.
Treble-winners Bayern, who were thrashed 4-1 by Hoffenheim in their last outing, also have injury concerns ahead of the Supercup showdown.
New signing Leroy Sane is out with a knee problem and David Alaba is battling a muscle injury.
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The Borussia Dortmund winger has thrived since moving to Germany from Manchester City as a 17-year-old in 2017, having come through the ranks at Watford before moving up north. Sancho was scouted as a nine-year-old by the Hornets when he was spotted playing in Kennington, south London, and has gone on to enjoy huge success in his young career.
Bayern Munich 'eye up loan move for Atletico winger Thomas Lemar' .
According to Bild, the European champions could offer Lemar a temporary escape from his Atletico nightmare but the Spanish side would rather move the Frenchman on permanently.The 24-year-old has struggled to live up to the £62million price tag Atletico paid for him two years ago and are now ready to cash-in on the Frenchman.