Alvaro Morata to stay at Real Madrid after assurances given

However, Madrid believe Morata is ready to play an important role for them and they will not listen to any offers for him this summer.

"Pogba is a player that Madrid would love to have - as would any team", Raul told AS.

Ronaldo's knee ligament strain looks like keeping him out for between four and six weeks, and he is expected to miss the August 9 European Super Cup final against Sevilla, so Morata could win a trophy before the league season even starts.

That is if the Metro report claiming that our Premier League and London rivals Chelsea have just had a transfer bid of over £50 million turned down by Real Madrid is true.

Ronaldo's injury moves Morata forward in Real Madrid's offensive pecking order behind Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

Morata scored nine times for Juventus last season with a large chunk of his appearances coming from the substitutes bench. Morata and Pogba tied for second-most goals for Juventus in 2014/15, with Morata notching five assists to Pogba's three over significantly less playing time.

Real's decision to not join a bidding war for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has drastically reduced their need to sell players.

If Chelsea and manager Antonio Conte are still looking to sign another striker, our options may have just dwindled again.

The Spanish striker looked certain to leave immediately with Arsenal and Chelsea both interested, while Atletico Madrid were also thought to be considering a bid.

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