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Real Madrid outcast not in training to avoid injury risks ahead of exit, no offers yet



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According to Mario Cortegana of The Athletic, Real Madrid outcast is not participating in training with his teammates in the United States of America to avoid getting injured ahead of a potential exit this summer.

Odriozola has been out of favour at Real Madrid for a while now and hardly played during the 2022/23 campaign under Carlo Ancelotti. With his contract expiring in a year, the right-back is widely expected to depart this summer.

Despite that, the manager opted to take him along to the pre-season tour of the USA earlier this week. However, Cortegana had reported on Friday that the defender did not participate in an intra-squad training match.

And the former Real Sociedad has not been training today either. And while it has been suggested that he might be dealing with an overload, there could be more to the story than it seems.

Odriozola, it is understood, is keen not to pick up any injury which might hamper his plans to secure an exit this summer. As such, it appears that the right-back has been exempted from training with the team.

Recently, it was suggested that the Spanish ace had an agreement with his former club Real Sociedad over a return.

However, as things stand, the journalist claims that there are no offers on the table yet for Odriozola, with his wages being seen as an impediment by interested parties.

But there is expectation that with there being clubs interested in his services, an exit will materialise sooner rather than later.

Real Madrid signed Odriozola from Real Sociedad in 2018 in a deal worth around €30 million. However, it appears that they will most likely end up letting him leave for free this summer.

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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Las Palmas



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Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways as they get set to take on UD Las Palmas in a couple of hours at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Following the derby debacle against Atletico de Madrid last weekend, it is imperative for Los Merengues to bounce back strongly tonight.

With kick-off not very long away, Carlo Ancelotti has announced the starting lineup that will be stepping onto the pitch to face Las Palmas.

Ancelotti has changed things a fair bit from the derby defeat, with both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos dropping to the bench.

But the biggest surprise is that Jude Bellingham has also been rested by the Real Madrid boss.

Instead, Real Madrid go in with the quartet of Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Brahim Diaz in their diamond midfield setup. The latter makes his first start for Real Madrid this season.

Up top, Joselu returns to the starting lineup, pairing up alongside Rodrygo Goes while Vinicius Jr remains on the bench, having only recently returned from an injury.

At the back, club captain Nacho Fernandez starts his first game of the season at the expense of Lucas Vazquez at right-back. Ferland Mendy also gets a look-in at left-back while David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger make up the rearguard that will shield Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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