Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata insisted that leaving the club was “never a thought” for him this summer
Juventus and AC Milan were both linked with moves to sign the Spaniard after a Premier League campaign that yielded just 11 goals in 30 appearances
After scoring his first goal of the new season in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Arsenal on Saturday, Alvaro Morata revealed that he is in the process of buying a house near the club’s Cobham training ground and is committed to proving his doubters wrong as he raises his young family in the English capital.
“There was never a thought for me to leave,” Morata said. “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.”