Alvaro Morata has told Sky Sports that Mauricio Pochettino told him that he would partner Harry Kane up front if he joined Tottenham Hotspur, but says a move to North London was never a likely scenario.
The Tottenham manager made headlines by claiming that he spoke to the Spanish hitman two years before his £58 million move to Chelsea in July.
Pochettino alledges that the former Juventus and Real Madrid marksman asked why he would want to sign him when he has a red-hot Kane at his disposal.
But Morata has denied that conversation, though he did confirm speaking with the Spurs boss and claimed that Pochettino told him he would partner Kane in a two-pronged attack if he decided on a switch to the English capital.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Morata said when asked about Pochettino's comments: "No it's not true. I spoke with him [Pochettino] and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.
"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 there was no chance to leave Real Madrid."
Kane might be the best number nine in world football at the moment, having scored 56 goals for club and country in 2017, eclipsing the likes of Lionel Messi in the process.