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Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier reject offers for short-term contract extensions

Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier have declined to sign short-term contract extensions that would allow them to play cup finals and the Champions League final tournament with Paris St Germain, French radio RMC reported on Sunday.

Reuters June 21, 2020 16:49:54 IST

Paris: Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier have declined to sign short-term contract extensions that would allow them to play cup finals and the Champions League final tournament with Paris St Germain, French radio RMC reported on Sunday.

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain after seven seasons at the club. AP

The Uruguay striker and the Belgium defender’s contracts expire on 30 June, which, unless they had agreed to sign a two-month extension, rules them out of the French Cup and League Cup finals as well as the Champions League final eight in Lisbon.

Paris St Germain were not immediately available for comment. Reuters was not able to contact Cavani and Meunier for their comments.

Last weekend, PSG sports director Leonardo said that Cavani would not be offered a deal for the next season, but the Brazilian was hoping to keep the club’s all-time top scorer to play the Champions League after PSG qualified for the quarter-finals.

The Ligue 1 season was ended on 30 April amid the COVID-19 crisis with PSG being crowned French champions.

The novel coronavirus outbreak also suspended European competitions, with UEFA changing the Champions League format and delaying its conclusion to August while most contracts finish at the end of June.

Updated Date: June 21, 2020 16:49:54 IST

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