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Real Madrid reject Morata-Giménez swap deal - report

The Champions League winners are also said to have turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for the Spain international striker.

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Real Madrid reject Morata-Giménez swap deal - report

Real Madrid have turned down a sensational summer swap involving Álvaro Morata and Atlético Madrid's José María Giménez, according to reports in Spain.

Real unwilling to let Morata leave

Radio broadcaster Cadena SER claims Atlético were keen on the striker, but Real - despite being admirers of defender Giménez - opted against such a deal as they want Morata at the Bernabéu next term.

Morata returned to Real this summer after a successful two years at Juve.

Speaking on the programme 'El Larguero', the journalist David Alonso explained that club president Florentino Pérez and coach Zinedine Zidane both see Morata as an important addition to the first-team squad.

Morata, who departed Madrid for Italian champions Juventus in 2014, was bought back by Los Merengues for 30 million euros in June.

Big-money Chelsea bid knocked back

SER also says Real have rejected a 75-million-euro offer from Premier League side Chelsea for Morata, who today flies out to Canada to join Los Blancos' pre-season preparations.