Real Madrid president Florentino Perez stands by the decision to sell Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.

Speaking to Real members yesterday, Perez addressed the departures of Morata and also James Rodriguez, now with Bayern Munich.

He declared: “There are those who want to stay, but it is logical that one understands they prefer to go to another club where they have more options to play. We have to improve the squad. We have to work with young people and we have the best.

“If Morata and James want to leave, so be it, they go to clubs not of the same dimension as Madrid.”