Morata dismisses Real Madrid link

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has dismissed rumours he could return to Real Madrid in the near future, insisting he is happy at the Juventus Stadium.

Morata joined the Bianconeri for a reported fee of 20 million euros during the 2014/15 off-season and has enjoyed an excellent start to life in Italy, winning both the Coppa Italia and the Serie A in his first season as well as reaching the Champions League final.

With Real having inserted a clause into Morata's contract, which grants them the option to buy the 22-year-old back during his five year contract, media in Spain have increasingly speculated the striker could return to the Bernabeu to add depth up front for Los Blancos.

Morata, however, says he has no intention of rejoining his hometown club, and insists his desire to stay in Turin far outweighs any clause in is contract.

"It's true that the paperwork says I could return to Madrid, but some things go beyond clauses and have to deal with how people actually feel," Morata told Radio Marca.

"Happiness counts more than clauses."