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La Liga clubs are back in training ahead of a planned mid-June restart. Photo: REUTERS

La Liga clubs are back in training ahead of a planned mid-June restart. Photo: REUTERS

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La Liga clubs are back in training ahead of a planned mid-June restart. Photo: REUTERS

La Liga clubs are preparing to return to training ahead of a planned mid-June restart, but 10 individuals connected to clubs in the top two divisions of German football have tested positive for coronavirus.

Javier Tebas, La Liga's president, has confirmed a June resumption is on the cards after announcing the top two divisions will return to training this week. Tebas said: "The return of football is a sign that society is progressing towards the new normal.

Plans are continuing to resume top-tier German football in May, subject to government approval, despite 10 players and staff testing positive for Covid-19.

The German Football League (DFL) said 1,724 tests had been conducted at the 36 first and second tier sides since last week. The 10 individuals have been isolated and a second round of testing will take place this week as clubs build towards team training.