Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has discussed a potential return to Real Madrid, insisting he still keeps a close eye on their results.
The Spanish international left Madrid for a second time last summer to join the Premier League champions and former Juventus boss Antonio Conte, but his time at Stamford Bridge has been indifferent.
Despite a relatively good start to his Blues career, Morata has not scored since December and has seen the English club sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal last month.
Settling for a place on the bench against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, Morata has been linked with a potential return to Spain.
And, the 25-year-old has discussed his love for former club Madrid and that he is open to a return.
“I respect Chelsea of course and I am very happy, but Madrid are Madrid,” Morata told Movistar+.
“I’m still a fan of Real Madrid, but life does not end when you leave the club and last summer it was the right time for me to move.”
Morata then discussed Madrid’s chances of retaining the Champions League this season, commenting on their poor form this season in the league and Copa del Rey.
“Can Madrid win the Champions League? Of course, they are going through a bad moment but in football this can happen and Madrid have been below par before and won the Champions League.”
Morata, who enjoyed his best scoring spell with Madrid last season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions – is expected to be in Julen Lopetegui’s Spanish national side for the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summer.
Chelsea, who have struggled of late, find themselves behind both Manchester City and Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title, with the former running away with a 16 point lead.