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David Alaba tests Covid-19 positive

David Alaba tests Covid-19 positive

New Real Madrid signing David Alaba has tested positive for Covid-19, the club
confirmed on Wednesday, reports Reuters. The Austrian, who signed for the 13-time European champions on a free transfer from Bayern Munich this summer, will
self-isolate following the news. Alaba joins forward Karim Benzema, who tested positive last week, on the absentee list for Carlo Ancelotti's squad during the
remainder of pre-season. Real, who said on Tuesday they had agreed a deal to sell defender Raphael Varane to Manchester United, lost their first friendly of the
summer to Scottish champions Rangers on Sunday. They will travel to Alaves in the first game of the new La Liga season on August 14.