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Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier reportedly reject short-term contract extensions at PSG

French radio station RMC reports that Uruguayan striker and Belgium defender will not play cup finals or Champions League

Edinson Cavani has reportedly turned down a short-term contract extension at PSG. Getty Images
Edinson Cavani has reportedly turned down a short-term contract extension at PSG. Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain duo Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier have declined to sign short-term contract extensions that would allow them to play cup finals and the remainder of the club's Champions League commitments, according to a French radio station.

RMC reported on Sunday that Uruguay striker Cavani and Belgium defender Meunier's contracts expire on June 30, 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 in August.

Neither PSG, Cavani or Meunier have responded to the report.

PSG sports director Leonardo said last week that Cavani, the club's all-time record goalscorer, would not be offered a deal for next season, but that he hoped he would sign a short-term contract extension to help the French club's push to win a first Champions League title having already qualified for the quarter-finals.

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

Cavani has scored 200 goals in 301 appearances since joining the Parisians in 2013 from Napoli, winning six Ligue 1 titles, four Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue titles.

Perhaps anticipating Cavani's decision, PSG last month triggered the option to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on a permanent basis.

Meunier joined PSG from Club Brugge in 2016 has nine winner's medals and forged a reputation as one of the world's best right-backs.

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