Álvaro Morata denies he is unsettled as Chelsea prepare to face Roma

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Álvaro Morata has reaffirmed his commitment to Chelsea and insisted he is happy at the club after appearing to suggest in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport that he pines for Italy and finds life in London “too much stress”.

The Spain forward, who spent two seasons at Juventus, signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer after joining for a club record initial fee of £58m from Real Madrid. Indeed, after he hinted over the weekend at being unsettled, his attempts to demonstrate a desire to make a success of life at Chelsea led to the forward ending his pre-match press conference at the Olympic Stadium, where his team take on Roma on Tuesday, by claiming he would be willing to sign longer terms at the club.

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