Mauricio Pochettino admits a move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is unrealistic.
Morata claimed earlier this week that he had spoken to Pochettino last summer amid uncertainty over his long-term future in the Spanish capital.
The striker’s future is reportedly unclear at Madrid.
“The reality was that he sent a text to me when I was manager at Espanyol,” Pochettino said.
“He contacted me – it is possible to give so advice and then we kept our relationship, a good relationship.
“He’s a great kid and a very good player but it’s not realistic that situation – thinking Morata [is] for us.”
Morata has scored 11 goals in 20 La Liga appearances this season and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to add the striker to his frontline.