Sport Sancho, Burki contract respiratory infections but test negative for COVID-19
North East lockdown: 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and ban on household mixing
New local restrictions are being introduced in northeast England - including a 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and a ban on people mixing with others outside their household. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the measures in a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday morning after the government's talks with North East councils and local MPs.They will come into force from Friday in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham.
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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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.
'Circuit break': PM considering national restrictions on social lives to curb infections
Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions - possibly as soon as next week - as the prime minister races to try and get a handle on the spread of coronavirus. With COVID-19 cases now doubling every seven to eight days, the government is looking at introducing nationwide restrictions for a short period to try to "short-circuit" the virus and slow the spread of the disease.Government figures stressed the plans being drawn up stopped short of a full national lockdown, as seen in the spring, when the country was told to "stay at home".
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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Dortmund 'reject £91m bid from Manchester United for Jadon Sancho' .
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been in hot pursuit of Sancho all summer but Borussia Dortmund have stood extremely firm over their £108million valuation of the winger. And according to Sky Sports, Dortmund have now rejected United's last-ditch move for Sancho after they launched a £91.3million offer. © Provided by Daily Mail Borussia Dortmund are standing firm over their £108million valuation of Jadon Sancho United have endured a hugely frustrating summer transfer window as they've looked to prioritise the signing of Sancho from Dortmund.