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Alvaro Morata's was a name first linked with Liverpool during Luis Suarez's summer-long dalliance with Real Madrid (Daily Mirror), and the young forward has also been attracting interest from Arsenal and Tottenham this season as they sought a loan deal.
However, after scoring the fifth goal in Real's 5-0 hammering of Betis at the weekend, Morata indicated that he will stay at the Bernabeu and fight for his place in the team.
In quotes picked up by the Daily Express, he said:
Despite all the stories that have emerged, I am happy here.
I have spoken with the club and the coach and told them I want to stay here.
This is the team I have spent my entire life at and I will stay here and do whatever the club asks of me or needs of me, even if it's to play a minimal amount of games.