Blanc: Cavani and Lavezzi’s futures not yet decided

The coach says he expects “explanations” from the club when PSG return to France after both were left out of their warm-weather training camp

Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc says he is awaiting “explanations” before making a decision over the futures of Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Neither forward travelled with the PSG squad for their warm-weather trip to Morocco, prompting further speculation over whether the club will listen to offers during the January transfer window.

Cavani has been linked with a move to Arsenal next month, while Liverpool and Inter have been reported to be interested in taking Lavezzi.

Blanc, however, insists nothing will be decided until both Cavani and Lavezzi return to the French capital to resume training with the squad on January 2.

“We’re waiting for certain explanations as they arrive and we will take decisions from a sporting perspective and from the club’s,” he told reporters in Morocco.

A goal from Yohan Cabaye handed PSG a 1-0 friendly win over Inter on Tuesday and Blanc believes the performance of his side capped what has been an encouraging few days in Africa.

“We worked very well. We focused on physical and tactical aspects twice a day. This match crowns the good work we’ve put in,” he said.

The former France defender also backed Thiago Motta to recapture his best form when the season resumes in 2015.

“He’s not at the top of his form, but we don’t forget his performances of the past year. He’s in a difficult period but he’s trying to get back to his best. He has his place in the PSG side,” Blanc added.