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Just in: Key Real Madrid trio have discomfort, will not be risked against Girona

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As Real Madrid continue to prepare for the upcoming away league game against Girona, it has emerged that as many as three first-team members in Karim Benzema, Eduardo Camavinga, and Rodrygo will not be risked on Tuesday.

As reported by Jose Luis Sanchez on El Chiringuito TV, the aforementioned trio did not train with the team ahead of the game because they struggled with discomfort, leading to the news that they will not be risked against Girona.

It is claimed that Camavinga has a knock in his right quadriceps while Benzema is dealing with an issue in his calf. Meanwhile, Rodrygo is said to be dealing with stomach problems.

On the other hand, Dani Ceballos will not be available for selection as well after having picked his fifth yellow card of the season against Celta Vigo. As a result of his booking, the former Arsenal loanee will serve a one-match suspension against Girona.

In order to cover for the absentees, the likes of Sergio Arribas, Alvaro Gines, and Vinicius Tobias trained with the senior team and it remains to be seen whether any one of them features for the team from the beginning.

It must be noted that while Gines and Vinicius Tobias are yet to feature for the senior team, Sergio Arribas has, in fact, played for the thrice this season.

With Benzema and Rodrygo absent, it remains to be seen how Ancelotti lines his team up in attack. With David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, and Camavinga unavailable for selection, the left-back spot remains a mystery as well.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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