Cavani, Meunier reject short-term contract extensions, says report

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SHENZHEN, CHINA (FILE - JULY 25, 2019) (PSG - ACCESS ALL)

1. PSG FORWARD EDINSON CAVANI IN HOME KIT ON CATWALK

2. CAVANI IN AWAY KIT

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - NOVEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

3. CAVANI DURING TRAINING AHEAD OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST REAL MADRID

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE (FILE - SEPTEMBER 17, 2018) (NICHE MEDIA - ACCESS ALL)

4. VARIOUS OF CAVANI DURING TRAINING

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE (FILE - SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

5. FORWARD KYLIAN MBAPPE KNEELING DOWN AND LAUGHING WITH DEFENDER THOMAS MEUNIER

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE (FILE - OCTOBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

6. MEUNIER JOGGING LEFT TO MIDFIELDER MARCO VERRATTI

7. DEFENDER LAYVIN KURZAWA AND MEUNIER STRETCHING

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE (FILE - AUGUST 11, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

8. VARIOUS OF MEUNIER DURING TRAINING

STORY: 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 (June 21).

The Uruguay striker and the Belgium defender'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.

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 April 30 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.

(Production: Stefan Haskins)

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