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Manager denies top Arsenal target wants to leave

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied that striker Alvaro Morata wants to leave the club after struggling for game time at the Bernabeu this season.

Reports in Spain have suggested that Morata is not happy with Zidane after feeling that the Frenchman has broken his promise to give him more starts but speaking at a press conference (translated by Yahoo Sports), the Real boss told reporters that he thinks Morata is happy to stay at the club:

“I think Morata is committed to what he’s doing. He wants to play more, like every player. He’s going to have minutes – I don’t know how many. He’s not thinking about leaving here as this is his home.”

The forward has only made six starts in La Liga this season despite scoring ten goals in all competitions. Zidane has favoured his fellow countryman Karim Benzema to start matches when fit while Cristiano Ronaldo has also played the central striker role on occasion.

The Daily Telegraph also reported over the weekend that Morata had told friends that he had decided to join Chelsea in the summer but Zidane’s latest comments suggest that the 24 year old’s future at the European Champions is still up in the air.

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