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Saturday September 2 2017
Morata: 'Not easy for Spain'

Alvaro Morata insists Spain’s 3-0 victory over Italy “looked easier than it was” and fully expected to be on the bench.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid striker came on in the second half to add the third goal after an Isco brace.

“It looked easier than it was, it’s certainly not easy to beat Italy, especially like this. We had a great game and thank the fans at the Bernabeu who backed us all the way,” Morata told Rai Sport.

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Saturday September 2 2017
Morata: 'No friends for 90 mins'

Alvaro Morata is on the bench, but warns “there can be no friends in those 90 minutes” as Spain face Italy in the World Cup qualifier.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

This is a reunion for Morata, who spent two years at Juventus and married an Italian.

“It’ll be difficult to put so many emotions together in one evening,” the Chelsea striker told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday September 1 2017
Morata: ‘Buffon is an alien!’

Alvaro Morata describes Gianluigi Buffon as “an alien” while Giorgio Chellini is more like a gorilla.

The striker will face his former Juventus teammates with Spain this weekend, and he knows the Italy backline better than most.

“Who causes most problems for me? Chiellini!” Morata told El Pais.

“It’s like being put in a cage with a gorilla and you have to steal his food. I think the few times I’ve managed to score against him it’s been in the area.

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Wednesday August 30 2017
Chiellini: ‘Bonucci is a brother’

Giorgio Chiellini bears no malice toward Leonardo Bonucci for leaving Juventus - “we remain friends and brothers”.

The centre-back completed a shock move to Milan earlier this summer, breaking up the famous ‘BBC’ defence he had formed alongside Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.

The trio have all been reunited on Italy duty this week, and there is no ill-feeling over this summer’s transfer.

“I was sure Bonucci would stay at Juve,” Chiellini admitted in today’s Press conference.

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Wednesday July 26 2017
‘Why Morata rejected Milan…’

An intermediary claims Alvaro Morata chose Chelsea over Milan out of loyalty to Juventus.

Morata was purported to be close to joining Milan, who had gone public with their pursuit of the former Juve striker, but he opted for Chelsea instead.

“Was Morata really close to Milan? The lad didn’t mind the idea,” Beppe Bozzo told Tuttosport.

“But if he chose not to go back to Italy and join Chelsea then it’s also because of the Juventus fans.

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Wednesday July 19 2017
Morata to Chelsea done?

It appears Milan have definitively missed out on Alvaro Morata, with reports his move to Chelsea is done.

The Real Madrid striker was heavily linked with the Rossoneri, and it was thought he was keen on a return to Italy after his spell with Juventus.

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Wednesday July 19 2017
Milan miss out on Morata?

Milan look to have missed out on Alvaro Morata as Sky Sport Italia claims the Real Madrid striker is “very close” to Chelsea.

According to the broadcaster via Tuttomercatoweb, Madrid opened talks with Chelsea on Wednesday about the Spaniard possibiliy moving to the Blues, who are now “his likeliest destination”.

Furthermore, the former Juventus attacker has “already expressed his intention” to leave Los Blancos as he wants to be a leading light elsewhere.

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Monday July 17 2017
‘Morata & Sanches on Milan’s terms’

Massimiliano Mirabelli insists Milan will only sign Alvaro Morata and Renato Sanches “on our terms”.

Morata and Sanches were heavily linked with Milan over the weekend, but while Mirabelli made no secret of the Rossoneri’s interest in the pair, the sporting director affirmed they would not be held to ransom.

“Morata? We’ve been looking at him from the beginning [of the window], he’s made himself available to us,” he told Premium Sport.

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Sunday July 16 2017
Gazzetta: Milan close to Morata

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Milan are “on the verge” of a deal for Alvaro Morata, offering €70m to Real Madrid and €10m per year wages.

Today CEO Marco Fassone confirmed “it’d be nice to have one from Andrea Belotti, Morata or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. We’ll see who the choice lands on, even if there are also other names who haven’t been splashed on the front pages yet.

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Sunday July 16 2017
Fassone: 'Belotti, Morata or Aubameyang'

Milan CEO Marco Fassone gave insight into the “crazy idea” for Leonardo Bonucci. “It’d be nice to have one from Andrea Belotti, Alvaro Morata or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.”

The Rossoneri have dominated the transfer session this summer with over €211m spent and Lucas Biglia set to complete his move from Lazio for another €17m plus bonuses.

The biggest surprise was undoubtedly the arrival of Bonucci from Juventus for €42m.

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