Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has invited criticism after openly flirting with a return to Real Madrid again.
Morata became Chelsea’s club-record signing in the summer, joining from Real for £58million.
The Spain international had been used sparingly in the Spanish capital, and left for more regular first-team football.
He was criticised in some quarters last month for stating that he did not expect to stay in London “for very long”.
A day later, he explained that there was “a problem of understanding in this interview”, and that he would “probably sign” a ten-year deal at Stamford Bridge if offered.
He might have to promise to sign a 20-year one after his latest comments on his future.
“I felt important for Madrid, but I wanted to play in the knockout stages of the Champions League,” he told Cadena Ser.
“I told the coach I wanted to play more, to say that I wanted to go is nonsense.
“The critics do not affect me. Of course, I would return to Real Madrid, but it’s complicated.”