Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Alvaro Morata will remain at the club, despite interest from the EPL.
Real Madrid activated they’re €30 million buyback clause. And got the striker back from Juventus.
And despite his return to the Santiago Bernabeu, the striker has been linked with a move to Chelsea.
Zidane, however, intends to keep hold of the Spain international, who started and played 64 minutes in Madrid’s 3-2 win over Chelsea in Saturday’s International Champions Cup clash.
“Morata is a Madrid player,” Zidane told reporters. ‘We are delighted to have him back, back to his original home.
“He will remain a Madrid player.”
While Morata appears set to stay, countryman Jese is closing in on a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
After PSG coach Unai Emery confirmed his interest in the 23-year-old forward, who did not feature against Chelsea, Zidane added: “Jese has had discussions within the club. I don’t really know more than that but that’s why he didn’t play.
“He has been speaking with PSG but is nothing official yet.”
Zidane was also asked about Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who scored a late double in Michigan.
Hazard has often been linked with Madrid, but Zidane said: “There are rumours about tons of players potentially linked with this club.
“He is a very, very good player. Obviously all clubs want the best players but he is a Chelsea player.”