Alvaro Morata does not fancy a return to Chelsea


Alvaro Morata says he has no intention of returning to Chelsea.

The Spanish striker joined Atletico Madrid on an 18-month loan deal in January and he wants to spend the rest of his career at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The 26-year-old hit six goals in 15 LaLiga starts for Atleti, but with Chelsea facing a transfer ban, there have been suggestions that Morata might return to Stamford Bridge for next season.

Reports have claimed that Atletico are set to pay €16million to keep the striker, who has a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2022, for next season and that is music to the ears of Morata.

Asked about a recall, Morata said: “I don’t know, that is about contracts, I just care about going onto the pitch to play.

“It’s clear what I want. I want to be here, I’m going to do everything I can to continue playing here. I did everything in my power to come, and I’ll do everything in my power to stay.

“I do not even consider going to another club. I’m delighted and I think I have to do a lot of things here.

“I do not have anything else in mind, I would like to be at Atletico de Madrid all the years that I have left of my career, to be as important as possible in the future.”

Morata scored 24 goals in 72 appearances for Chelsea after arriving from Real Madrid in 2017, but he failed to impress Maurizio Sarri, who immediately signed Gonzalo Higuain for the Blues.