Morata Admission, Cesc Extension, and Traore Return
Comments from Alvaro Morata have suggested that the Spaniard is unhappy with life in London.
“I live in downtown Chelsea. London fascinates me with its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long. Too much, too much stress, too many metropolises.”
However, Morata was quick to clarify these comments, and insisted he is happy at Chelsea, and would sign a ten-year deal if offered.
“We have a problem of understanding in this interview. If Chelsea proposed me 10 years I would probably sign it as I am happy at the club, I am happy with the city and everything in London.
“I really like London and if I improve, probably I can stay here more than five years. I need to score many goals otherwise Chelsea would buy another player, it is normal.”
Chelsea are set to offer Cesc Fabregas an extension to his current contract, amid reported interest from Manchester United. The Spaniard has 18 months left on his current deal, and talks are set to begin in the near future. Reports suggest that player and club are yet to agree on the length of the extension, with Fabregas wanting a two-year extension, whereas the Blues are believed to prefer a one-year deal. United manager Jose Mourinho brought Fabregas to Stamford Bridge, and could make a move if he does not sign a new deal with Chelsea.
Bertrand Traore says he left Chelsea as there was no guarantee over first-team football, but has not ruled out a potential return to Stamford Bridge in the future.
“Why not, it is up to me to develop and progress as a player and prove that I am good enough to play in the Premier League.
“Others went back, it is a possibility. I have to focus on Lyon, do my best and see what I do in the future.”