Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi face uncertain futures at French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain after missing the club's recent training camp in Morocco, reports the Daily Star.
It's been suggested that the players' futures are now in the balance after they were banned for two games and fined by the club for their actions.
PSG boss Laurent Blanc certainly hasn't given a clear indication as to whether the duo will remain with the club for the long term as he told reporters: "We really could have done without it. Let's not kid ourselves. It has come at a bad time.
"The return to training is important. All the more so given the first part of the season was mediocre, and that we need to set out with significant momentum to take up the challenges that we'll be faced with.
"The club took steps, financial ones, but I won't get into that.
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"There were also sporting ones. That concerns me. It's me who took them with the support of the club.
"Firstly, they will train away from the squad until next Saturday, and won't be called upon for the next two games, against Montpellier and Bastia. We'll see where we are after that.
"We'll see if the punishments will continue or whether they'll be brought back into the squad.
"It's not necessary for me to add that I find it inadmissible and unacceptable. You can well imagine that."
Premier League interest
There's no doubt it, a number of the Premier League's elite clubs look set to monitor any potential developments regarding their futures over the coming weeks.
In fact, Liverpool, who have endured a torrid time under Brendan Rodgers this season, have been heavily linked with a move for Lavezzi for some time now, but it remains to be seen as to whether the club will press ahead with a swoop for the player's signature in the near future.
After a disappointing first-half of the season, it's expected that the Anfield outfit will invest in their squad this month, with the side in need of improvement.
Cavani, on the other hand, has also been linked with a move to the Premier League, with the duo of Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly interested in his services.
The Uruguayan international, who has proved a frustrated figure at the Ligue 1 outfit at times, is still recognised as one of the leading forwards in world football, so would prove quite the coup for either club.
United, though, already have an array of attacking talent at the club, but it remains uncertain as to whether the club will complete a permanent deal with Monaco for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, which could ultimately lead Cavani to Old Trafford.
Arsenal, despite adding the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck to the club this past summer, could do with another option in attack, and Cavani would no doubt prove the ideal signing for the Emirates outfit.
It's unlikely that he will come cheap, however, with a number of reports suggesting that PSG rate him at around the £62 million mark.
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