Sunday Mirror

Covid KO for Blues tour stars


THOMAS TUCHEL’S pre-season plans at Chelsea have been dealt another blow after N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were ruled out of their US tour due to their Covid vaccinatio­n status.

The Blues boss had hoped to have top transfer targets – including England star Raheem Sterling – all wrapped up and on board yesterday’s flight to Los Angeles.

But not only have deals for Manchester City’s Sterling and Nathan Ake not been completed in time, midfielder­s Kante and Loftus-Cheek were left behind in London.

Travellers, not fully vaccinated against the coronaviru­s, are not permitted to enter the

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NO KAN DO N’Golo Kante must stay at home

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