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Morata talks about Tottenham move

Alvaro Morata has dismissed Mauricio Pochettino’s claims that he had rejected a move over to Tottenham two years ago because he didn’t want to be back-up to Harry Kane.

Morata joined the Blues from Real Madrid for £70million in July, however, Pochettino said he had a conversation with the striker about joining Spurs “two years ago or more”.

“Morata talked about myself, in the media he said ‘Mauricio called me’. That was two years ago or more,” Pochettino said in August. “He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’”

However, in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Morata said that Kane’s presence in the Tottenham squad played no factor whatsoever in a move which failed to go through.

“No it’s not true,” Morata said. “I spoke with him and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.

“For sure I would like to play with Kane, he’s a big player, one of the best strikers in the world, but in this moment when I spoke with him (Pochettino) there was no chance to leave Real Madrid.”

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