Morata ‘never thought of leaving Chelsea’

Alvaro Morata insists he never had plans to leave Chelsea this summer and has long-term plans to remain in the English capital.

The Spanish striker endured struggles last term after his €65m transfer from Real Madrid and subsequently was not selected for the World Cup, but is leading the line under new boss Maurizio Sarri and netted against Arsenal on Saturday.

“There was never a thought for me to leave,” Morata explained, in quotes cited by ESPN FC.

“For me, it's easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there but I want to change all the things here. I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.

“I am looking forward to buying a house and I can't wait for the babies to grow up to put them into school.

“I am very happy and it's just the beginning of the new season. Why would I not be happy? I want to change all the thinking from the people who say I'm not.

“It's the only reason I stay here, otherwise if Chelsea said you are not in our plans, I move.”

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