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Mbappe may return against Nice on Sunday: Tuchel hopeful

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is hopeful of having Kylian Mbappe available to face Nice on Sunday.

After testing positive for coronavirus while on duty in France earlier this month, Mbappe is yet to play for PSG in 2020-21.

PSG lost their opening two Ligue 1 season games, but posted a much-needed 1-0 Wednesday win over Metz.

Tuchel said he hoped Mbappe, who had scored 30 goals in 2019-20, would be available against Nice.

“Kylian is feeling good. He doesn’t have any symptoms,” he told a news conference.

“He has been tested positive for COVID-19 but he didn’t have any symptoms. He is feeling good. He had some individual training sessions.

“Maybe we will do the same thing we have done with Angel [Di María], Marquinhos and Mauro [Icardi].

“It depends if he is allowed to train with all the team, if it’s not forbidden. If it’s possible, we will decide on Saturday. I have to talk with the doctor and with Kylian, then we will make a decision.”

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