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Neymar and PSG players don face masks as they arrive for training - in pictures

The Parisians return to training over three months after their last game

Paris Saint-German players including forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria all arrived for training donning face masks on Monday.

The Parisians return to training over three months after their last game, the 2-0 defeat of Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League last 16, second leg.

The landscape is a very different one now though.

The decision to bring an early end to the French season in late April, with more than a quarter of matches unplayed, due to the coronavirus crisis did not prevent PSG from being crowned Ligue 1 champions for the third year running, but it was hardly how they wanted things to end.

PSG still have the French Cup and League Cup finals to play as well as the Champions League final eight in Lisbon in August, of which they have already qualified for the quarter-finals.

Within PSG, it is estimated they stand to lose over €200 million (Dh821m), an enormous hit even for a club ranked the fifth-richest in the world in the latest Deloitte Football Money League.

The financial situation has also helped make up the mind of sporting director Leonardo over the futures of Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani, two of the biggest stars at the club whose contracts expire this month and will not be retained.

Club captain Silva was among Thomas Tuchel's squad to attend training at the club's Camp des Loges base, though there were no sign of Cavani, who has reportedly turned down a short-term contract extension along with Belgium defender Thomas Meunier.

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, whose loan move from Inter Milan was made permanent last month, joined his teammates for training.

To see a picture gallery of the PSG squad arriving for training, simply click on the arrows or swipe on your mobile device.

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Updated: June 22, 2020 06:49 PM

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