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La Liga will not sanction Ancelotti over referee comments after Girona clash – report

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According to MARCA, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will not be sanctioned by La Liga for his comments against the referee after their match against Girona.

Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Girona at the Santiago Bernabeu in late October. Los Blancos had taken the lead through Vinicius Jr in the 70th minute only for Cristhian Stuani to equalise ten minutes later from the penalty spot.

The spot-kick, given for an alleged handball by Marco Asensio, had become a topic of great debate as Ancelotti and Real Madrid deemed the call made by the referee as unjust.

The Italian tactician even went as far as claiming that the penalty had been ‘invented’ by the match officials.

This remark from Ancelotti came under the scanner of the Integrity Department of the Spanish Football Federation, who transferred the case to the Competition Committee to decide whether the Real Madrid boss should be sanctioned.

It had been reported that the Italian could see a four-match ban as a result.

However, as per the report, the investigating judge of Ancelotti’s case is going to recommend the dismissal of the file to the Competition Committee, meaning the Real Madrid boss will not face any sanction or punishment over his comments.

Following the draw against Girona, Real Madrid lost their next La Liga encounter against Rayo Vallecano. As a result, they have fallen five points behind rivals Barcelona in the La Liga title race.

The Spanish capital club could cut down that gap to just two points if they were to secure a victory when they play hosts to relegation-battlers Cadiz at the Bernabeu later tonight.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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