Madrid ‘decide Morata is not for sale’

Real Madrid have reportedly decided Alvaro Morata won’t be sold this summer and will reject any and all offers for the Spain forward.

Madrid exercised their buy-back option on Morata earlier in the summer and repatriated the cantera product from Juventus, two years after selling him to the Old Lady.

It had been suggested that Madrid could sell on Morata at a profit and AS name Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea as being interested in the 23-year-old.

However, Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez was at Santiago Bernabeu on Monday and discussed with the club the offer from Chelsea, but Madrid made the decision they do not want to part with the striker.

The feeling among the Madrid hierarchy is that Morata could be important to Zinedine Zidane after his experience with Juve in the Champions League and contribution to Spain during Euro 2016, when he scored three goals in four games.

Atletico Madrid also asked about Morata a few weeks ago and were told he wasn’t for sale, though it’s pointed out that Atletico would receive the same answer no matter which player they asked about, as Madrid won’t sell to their city rivals, and vice-versa.

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