KEY POINTS

  • Cavani, Meunier and Silva are moving out after their contracts expire
  • Cavani may be possibly headed to Inter Milan
  • PSG may be undermanned come the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain is on course for the Champions League, but not all of their players will be on board. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, complications tied to the contracts of several players have been affected. Some players agreed to short-term deals, but there are notable ones who did not. The latest names include Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier of PSG.

RMC Sports and Marca revealed the development, stating that both players will not be agreeing to two-month deals that would allow them to see action in the Champions League. The contracts of both players will expire on June 30. The Parisians will be one of four teams through the quarterfinals set to go down in August.

This was confirmed by sporting director Leonardo Araujo. He added that Thiago Silva will be also leaving Le Parc des Princes this summer. Both will become free agents, and there is no clarity on what lies ahead for both.

Of the three, only Meunier has been linked to a club -- Borussia Dortmund. So far, only two players have agreed to short-term deals. They are Layvin Kurzawa and Eric Maxim.

A big loss for PSG would be Cavani, the club's record goalscorer. The 33-year-old has made 200 goals since joining the team in 2013. His departure seemed imminent with the club now leaning on Mauro Icardi. After arriving on loan from Inter Milan, Icardi's status with PSG became permanent.

Several teams have been linked to Cavani, including Chelsea and Inter Milan. A move to San Siro Stadium would make sense since The Cherished One is set to lose Lautaro Martinez. Barcelona has been linked to Martinez though both sides have yet to agree.

Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani is again being linked with a transfer to Manchester United. Photo: Gett

At his age, teams considering Cavani will be cautious. He was limited to 14 appearances this season due to injuries. He appeared eight times as a substitute but made the most out of them. He accounted for four goals and two assists despite limited action, the Daily Mail reported.

Inter tried to pull off a deal for the Uruguayan football player in January, but the intent fizzled. Once his contract expires, the club may revive the interest with fewer complications on the table.