Chelsea and Arsenal defenders Malang Sarr and William Saliba have both withdrawn from France’s Olympics squad.
The duo, Sarr, 22 and Saliba, 20, were at first included in the squad for the party coming up in Tokyo.
The tournament at the Olympics is due to start on July 22.
The final will take place on August 7, which would mean those involved would miss the majority of pre-season.
Now the duo are amongst several names to pull-out of the final squad prior to kick off in the Far East, says The Sun.
Saliba will now report back to the Gunners for their pre-season training under Mikel Arteta.
Chelsea’s Sarr, who spent last season on loan at Porto, is another along with Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, to withdraw.
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