Ancelotti: No Morata loan deal

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed rumours striker Alvaro Morata will be loaned to Arsenal during the January transfer market.

Last Updated: 05/12/13 at 10:48 Post Comment

Alvaro Morata: Not available for a loan deal says Carlo Ancelotti

Alvaro Morata: Not available for a loan deal says Carlo Ancelotti

The 21-year-old has made just one start in La Liga this term but has nine substitute appearances to his name.

Despite being restricted in match time, Morata has netted twice, including a last-minute equaliser as Real Madrid came from behind to earn a point against Levante in October.

Ancelotti quashed any speculation that Morata would be sent out on loan, with Arsenal and a number of Italian clubs said to be interested in the striker.

"I say, some clubs are interested but the subject is closed," he told Spanish radio station Esradio.

"Morata remains with us because we need a footballer like him at Real Madrid this season.

"Although he has not played many matches this season I have confidence in his work for the team."

Ancelotti also remains confident Real Madrid will be able to extend playmaker Xabi Alonso's stay at the Bernabeu, claiming a new contract would be the ideal Christmas present.

"I can honestly say that Xabi Alonso is the key to this team," he added.

"He is a very important player, he has quality and tremendous experience. His return was a very good thing for this team.

"I'm not worried [about his renewal] because everyone knows how important he is. The club is currently negotiating the contract renewal with him."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Manuel Pellegrini says Stevan Jovetic could be a key player this season

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini thinks Stevan Jovetic is set for an excellent 2014/15 campaign.

Liverpool beat Manchester City after a Yankee Stadium penalty shoot-out

Liverpool beat Premier League rivals Manchester City on penalties after a 2-2 draw in a pre-season friendly in New York.

Brendan Rodgers positive after Liverpool beat Manchester City in New York

Brendan Rodgers was in positive spirits after watching Liverpool beat Manchester City on penalties in New York.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property