Paris Saint-Germain punishes Cavani, Lavezzi for late return

Transfer speculation has been growing around Edinson Cavani (left) and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

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Paris Saint-Germain attacking duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani have been handed an undisclosed fine by the French champions and will train on their own for one week after returning late to their club following the mid-season break.

Lavezzi and Cavani both returned to the French capital on Friday morning after missing a training camp in Morocco, fueling speculation they could be leaving the club during the January transfer window.

PSG coach Laurent Blanc said on Sunday that the South American pair will be training on their own from Monday and won’t be selected for the team’s next two matches.

Blanc said their decision to return late in order to spend more time with their families was "unacceptable" and hindered his team’s ambitions for the second half of the season.