Paul Pogba is 'happy with the rest of us' at Juventus, says Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata has told AS he believes star midfielder Paul Pogba "is happy at Juventus with the rest of us" amid speculation linking the France international with Real Madrid.
Speculation that Pogba, who has produced a succession of impressive performances this season, could be set for a big-money move has grown, and ex-Madrid striker Morata acknowledged that he was "among the best."
Last week, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola said he could leave Juventus in the summer if he considered that "the right moment" and would break the world record transfer if he moved on, with Real Madrid reportedly interested.
Since arriving in Turin from Manchester United in 2012, the 21-year-old player has helped Juve win back-to-back Serie A titles.
Earlier this season, he signed a three-year contract extension, tying him to the Bianconeri until 2019.
Speaking after scoring in the 2-2 draw at struggling Cesena, Morata said: "He's young and he's among the best in the world -- but he's happy at Juventus with the rest of us."
Spain international Morata -- who has been linked with a return to Madrid, whom he left for Juve in the summer -- brushed off speculation, adding: "Things are going well, and I hope I can stay here.
"It took me a while to adapt and to feel good on the pitch, but every day I feel stronger and faster."
Asked about reports that his move from Madrid to Italy had included a 30 million-euro buyback clause, he said: "I don't know.
"Madrid and Juventus know how much it is, but I can't allow myself to stop and think about that. I'm happy here."
Meanwhile, former France international Nicolas Anelka has told France Football that he thinks Pogba should join Chelsea.
"Paul technically knows everything and he has the qualities to play anywhere," said Anelka, who spent 4 years at Stamford Bridge. "My preference is for him to join Chelsea, who have very strong players and the financial power of [Roman] Abramovich.
"Also Real Madrid, who are one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the greatest. He would grow a lot under Carlo Ancelotti."