Newcastle United denied that French winger Allan Saint-Maximin breached COVID-19 quarantine regulations after he was pictured with a fan in a supermarket this week.

“Following a request from the media, Newcastle United can confirm that Saint-Maximin did not contravene any U.K. quarantine rules during a visit to a supermarket in Newcastle on Thursday evening,” the club said in a statement.

“Allan will continue to adhere to all quarantine rules and COVID-19 guidelines and will follow return to training protocols. The club considers this matter closed and will not be issuing further comment.”

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