Chelsea striker keen for England star to join him at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has moved to dispel any suggestion that he would not be happy to see Wayne Rooney arrive at Stamford Bridge according to Goal.com.
The Belgian youngster played out on loan at West Brom last season where he excelled, finishing the season as the club’s top scorer.
Many had expected the striker to go out on loan again, with Lukaku keen to play first team football as he looks to establish himself in the Belgium squad ahead of next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil, but new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted he is needed in West London.
Chelsea have been public in their pursuit of Rooney, who in turn has made it clear he wants to leave United, and there had been suggestions Lukaku might see Rooney as a threat to his first team chances.
But Lukaku has moved to pour cold water on those suggestions, insisting he would welcome Rooney with open arms.
A deal is by no means complete and there is a still a long way to go if Rooney is to be pulling on a blue shirt before the end of August.
But Lukaku has insisted he has been impressed by Mourinho’s methods since the Portuguese boss arrived at the club from Real Madrid, and that he was looking forward to the extra competition Rooney’s arrival would provide.