- Pochettino claimed he had spoken to Morata about a move to north London but the striker didn't want to play second fiddle
- Morata admits he did not snub Tottenham for Chelsea
- The Spanish international has enjoyed an excellent start to life in the Premier League following his £70 million move from Real Madrid
Mauricio Pochettino's claims that Alvaro Morata turned down Tottenham because of Harry Kane's presence are not true, says the Chelsea man.
Alvaro Morata has denied suggestions he turned down a move to Tottenham two years ago over a fear of playing back-up to Harry Kane.
Shortly after Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid, Spurs boss Pochettino claimed he had previously tried to sign the Spain international.
"Morata talked about myself, in the media he said 'Mauricio called me'. That was two years ago or more," Pochettino said at the time.
"He said to me: 'Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?'"
"No it's not true," Morata told Sky Sports when asked about Pochettino's claims.
"I spoke with him and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.
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"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."
The Spanish international has enjoyed an excellent start to life in the Premier League following his £70m move from Real Madrid.
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