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No Spainful goodbye

Alvaro Morata reveals what he told Zinedine Zidane as he jets to London to seal £65million Chelsea transfer

Spain striker hopes to be a Stamford Bridge player by today following a disappointing season at Real Madrid

ALVARO MORATA plans never to return to Real Madrid after his stop-start time at the Bernabeu.

Chelsea yesterday agreed a £65million fee for the Spain striker and must now settle personal terms with him.

Alvaro Morata wished Zinedine Zidane all the best for the future

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Alvaro Morata wished Zinedine Zidane all the best for the future

Morata spent four years at Real before joining Juventus in 2014, only to be resigned by Los Blancos in 2016.

Now, just one year later, the 24-year-old is being shipped off again.

He told Marca: “I am very happy, god willing, tomorrow I will be at Chelsea, a club that has always admired me.


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“I do not think I’m going back to Madrid, I find it difficult and for now it’s not something that I am considering.

“It was clear that the goal was to leave, it’s been a fairly strange summer and until I pass the medical examination, I’m not going to be calm.”

Morata was unable to dislodge Zinedine Zidane’s No1 striker, Karim Benzema.

Marca shows Alvaro Morata heading to the airport on it's front page

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Marca shows Alvaro Morata heading to the airport on it’s front page

AS also shows Alvaro Morata ready to depart for London on its front page

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AS also shows Alvaro Morata ready to depart for London on its front page

Alvaro Morata failed to break into Real Madrid's starting XI last season

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Alvaro Morata failed to break into Real Madrid’s starting XI last season

Alvaro Morata is substituted by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

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Alvaro Morata is substituted by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

But he bears the French boss no ill feeling.

Morata said: “I told him thank you very much for everything and good luck for this year.”

Alvaro Morata insists he will not be returning to Real Madrid once he leaves for Chelsea

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Alvaro Morata insists he will not be returning to Real Madrid once he leaves for Chelsea

Morata’s arrival means Chelsea can finally offload Diego Costa.

And he is looking forward to the challenge of filling his countryman’s boots.

Morata said: “I hope that I do well at Chelsea.

“I’m going to grow up, if not I would not have gone.”


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