Lavezzi, Cavani finally return to PSG
Attacking duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani finally returned to the Paris Saint-Germain training ground on Friday afternoon after missing their team`s first training session of 2015, an AFP journalist reported.
Paris: Attacking duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani finally returned to the Paris Saint-Germain training ground on Friday afternoon after missing their team`s first training session of 2015, an AFP journalist reported.
The South American duo were the notable absentees from training on Friday morning, having already missed a training camp in Morocco which culminated in a 1-0 friendly win over Inter Milan on Tuesday.
Their absence from that winter camp had further fuelled speculation that one or both could be leaving the club during the January transfer window.
The two players only arrived back at Paris` Charles de Gaulle airport on a flight from Buenos Aires at 11:00 (1000 GMT), the precise time the training session in the Paris suburbs was due to begin.
Lavezzi was eventually seen arriving at the PSG training ground in his Ferrari at 1400 GMT on Friday, with Cavani arriving around 10 minutes later, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.
After the pair had failed to show up for the Inter friendly, coach Laurent Blanc said he would be awaiting "some explanation" from both Cavani and Lavezzi.
"They`ll arrive on (January) 2 in the morning in Paris," explained Blanc, who refused to be drawn on a possible transfer of either player when the window opens on Saturday.
"We can`t say that today. We`re going to wait until they arrive," he said. "We`ll expect some explanation, and then we`ll make sporting decisions as a club."
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini, meanwhile, said that the Italian club had not been in contact with Lavezzi.
"Lavezzi is a great player, but he`s a PSG player. There is no contact and it`s not for me to contact him," said Mancini.