Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that both Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani will leave the club this summer, with their current contracts set to expire.
The pair have been at the heart of Les Parisians’ rise to prominence in French football, both making more than 200 appearances each for the Ligue 1 champions. Cavani is the highest goalscorer in PSG’s history, having scored 200 goals during his time in France, while Silva is the club’s most capped and longest-serving captain.
Paris Saint-Germain v EA Guingamp – Ligue 1 / Xavier Laine/Getty Images
But their reign at the top of French football is set to come to an end, with Leonardo confirming that the out-of-contract duo will ‘leave PSG at the end of the season’, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
Both players are approaching the twilight of their careers, but are still attracting plenty of interest from Premier League clubs, despite their formative years. Silva, 35, has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world in recent years, and his reputation stands him in good stead for a move to England.
90min previously reported that Champions League hopefuls Arsenal are one of five top-flight clubs aiming to land the Brazilian centre-back, who could add plenty of experience and a winning mentality to either side.
Amiens SC v Paris Saint-Germain – Ligue 1 / Jean Catuffe/Getty Images
The Gunners will be desperate to strengthen their leaky defense ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, especially with the uncertainty surrounding the future of current centre-back David Luiz.
A host of interested parties will also be lining up to sign Kiwani, but the striker’s wages could be a deterrent for many clubs. The 33-year-old is a target for Serie A giants Inter, while Newcastle United are believed to be interested in the Uruguayan forward, if he is to be long-awaited.
But Cavani has already said he doesn’t intend to take a pay cut after leaving PSG, so if you want to sign him, you’ll want to be prepared to pay top dollar for his services.