Milan not interested in Madrid's Morata

Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata

GETTYReal Madrid star Alvaro Morata has rejected a big-money move to China

Chelsea are looking to replace Diego Costa, whose time at Stamford Bridge has never felt like lasting long, with Tianjin Quanjian recently rumoured to have made a 90 million offer.

'I went to Madrid to watch a game and not for Morata, ' he told Mediaset Premium on Sunday before Milan's 4-1 home loss to Roma.

Antonio Conte "insists" on his signing for Chelsea, report Marca, but Real Madrid are set against letting the player leave this summer.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has also been said to have told the Blues' chiefs to get him the Spanish global forward.

Morata, despite being more of a squad rotational option for Los Blancos this season, is still one of Europe's hottest properties.

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But Morata is also tempted at the prospect of being reunited with Mourinho at Old Trafford. Frustration for Morata has intensified over the past month with the forward not featuring in any of the club's recent marquee games (El Clasico, Champions League quarter final games against Bayern) and Tuesday's Madrid derby at the Bernabeu.

Benzema has a worse scoring ratio than Morata in both La Liga and the Champions League this season, but is a favourite of both Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez. The striker, who turns 24 on May 13, was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion and Everton before making a permanent switch to Merseyside from west London.

With the Spaniard available this summer, it is thought that Antonio Conte would be keen on a reunion with a player who was so successful under the Italian managers' guidance at Juventus.

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