Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata may well have put his foot it in it again after talking about Real Madrid.
The £58million summer signing from Real last month said he could not see himself staying in London long-term and now the Spain forward has claimed a return to the Spanish capital is in his thinking.
Moata, 25, has been quoted on a Spanish radio show saying he would certainly consider returning to Real Madrid in the future.
When asked if he would return to Madrid, he told El Larguero: “Of course I would return. After winning everything at Chelsea and having a great career there, it’s very difficult for one who is a madridista to say no.
“Sincerely, I don’t think that [will] happen, but you never know. I don’t even consider it because I am very happy in London.”
The Spain international left Real Madrid for the second time in his career earlier this year when he joined Chelsea in a club-record deal.
Morata arrived from Real Madrid in the summer as direct replacement for Diego Costa and he has hit the ground running with eight goals in 15 games for Antonio Conte’s men.
He hit the headlines last month though when he cast doubt on his long-term future in the capital.
“I live in downtown Chelsea. London fascinates me with its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long. Too much, too much stress, too many metropolises,” Morata told Gazzetta dello Sport.
The forward, who had a spell at Juventus before rruning to Real last summer, then claimed the comments were “a problem of understanding”.
Speaking at a press conference at Stadio Olimpico, Morata said: “If Chelsea propose me 10 years (contract), probably I sign it.
“I’m very happy in this club, I’m very happy with the city, I’m very happy with everything in London.”