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Ranieri downplays training ground bust-up

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Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has refused to be drawn on Tuesday’s training ground bust-up between Aleksandar Mitrovic and Aboubakar Kamara.

According to Sky Sports, there was a row at the gym in the club’s training center on Tuesday between Mitrovic and Kamara, but Fulham boss Ranieri has denied the claims saying it was merely a “chat”.

“It wasn’t a battle; it was just a chat, something that happens in every team, nothing more,” he told Sky Sports.

In December, the pair clashed on the pitch when Fulham was awarded a penalty against Huddersfield Town.

Kamara took the ball and refused to listen to his teammates and manager who wanted him to let Mitrovic play the penalty.

He missed the penalty and was slammed by Ranieri after the game for his obstinate behavior.

“I don’t think it was for the penalty,” Ranieri said, denying that the reported bust-up stemmed from the penalty miss last month.