Zidane discusses Real’s plans for Alvaro Morata

Date published: Sunday 31st July 2016 2:15 - Matthew Stead

Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid have ‘no intention’ of letting Alvaro Morata leave the club this summer and has also discussed their reported interest in Eden Hazard.

Spain international striker Morata returned to the Bernabeu from Juventus last month after the European champions activated the buy-back clause in his contract.

The striker has been heavily linked with moves to Arsenal and Chelsea this summer, but following Saturday’s International Champions Cup 3-2 win over the Blues in Michigan, Zidane was asked about rumours linking Morata with the Premier League side – and he insisted he is not looking to immediately sell him at a profit.

“He’s a Madrid player, we’re delighted with him,” he said.

“We are delighted to have him back, back to his original home. He will remain a Madrid player.”

Zidane was also asked about Chelsea forward Hazard who scored two late goals in the game – but refused to suggest Real Madrid were looking to sign him.

“There are rumours about tons of players potentially linked with this club,” he added.

“He is a very, very good player. Obviously all clubs want the best players but he is a Chelsea player.”

However, Zidane confirmed Jese looks set to leave Real Madrid this summer as Zidane confirmed he is in talks over a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

When asked why Jese was not involved against Chelsea, Zidane explained: “He’s in talks with PSG, although nothing is signed yet”.

More Related Articles