Photo: Alvaro Morata posts upbeat message amid Chelsea link

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata says he is happy to be back in the Spanish capital

A photo posted by Álvaro Morata (@alvaromorata) on

Alvaro Morata says he is happy to be at Real Madrid amid speculation linking the striker with a move to the Premier League.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte refused to pour cold water on talk of the Blues making a bid for the Spain international when asked directly about Morata at his post-match media conference following a 3-0 win over AC Wolfsberger on Wednesday.

The new Blues boss has been linked with a host of players in the summer transfer window, although Morata’s name keeps springing up in connection with a move to Stamford Bridge.

The 23-year-old centre-forward returned to Real Madrid from Serie A champions Juventus earlier this month after Los Blancos activated a buyback clause in the striker’s contract with the Italian side.

And Morata posted a cheerful update on his Instagram page on Thursday evening which suggested the Madrid striker wasn’t contemplating a move away from the Spanish capital in the immediate future.

Morata wrote on the photo-sharing app: “Back to work! Very happy to be here!”

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Chelsea have already signed Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi and Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante in the summer transfer window so far.

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