Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has said he has no intention of quitting the club amid speculation Premier League outfit Liverpool are prerparing an offer.
The youngster, who played a key role in Spain Under-21’s European Championship success this summer, said he is keen to progress at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 20-year-old has risen through the youth ranks at Los Blancos and broke into the first team squad last season.
Speaking about a possible move to England, Morata said: “I’m training well and want to stay in Madrid. The club and coach want me to stay. I do not have to turn down any offers because I have not received any. I just want to play here.”
He also took the opportunity to speak about the future of two of the players blocking his path to regular first team football in Madrid – Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo- both of which have been linked with moves away.
Morata said Higuain may look for a new challenge, but that he was training with the same enthusiasm as always.
And on Ronaldo, he said: “Cristiano? I do not imagine that he will leave. He is the best in the world and has to be on the best team in the world. I am a fan of his.”