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Chelsea Striker Not Threatened By Possible Signing Of Wayne Rooney

Youngster would welcome Rooney arrival.

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku insists he would welcome the signing of Wayne Rooney at the club, and would not be threatened by an increased competition for places, according to Sky Sports.

The young Belgian is considered one of the brightest prospects at Stamford Bridge, and impressed on loan for West Brom last season, scoring 17 Premier League goals for the Baggies.

His fine form saw him attract interest from a host of clubs this summer, as it was thought that he still may not be part of the first-team setup at Chelsea, though Jose Mourinho has hinted that he would like to include more of his young players this season.

Still, the club have been active in their pursuit of Manchester United striker Rooney for much of this summer, and still hold out hope of adding the England star to their ranks before the close of the transfer window.

Lukaku, though, is not concerned by Rooney’s possible arrival, saying that he feels close to establishing himself in the first-team, and that it would benefit the squad to have more options in attack.

“Every player wants to be in the best team there is,” said the 20-year-old.

“If a player can improve us, why not? Samuel Eto’o, Wayne Rooney, I have heard everyone. I am not scared. Let them come.

“I’m getting closer to where I need to be and hopefully also closer to the starting line-up, my main ambition.

“If I keep working hard, like I’m doing now, showing the talent that I have hopefully I get to start in the next game.”

Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht for around £10million in 2011, and has drawn comparisons with Blues legend Didier Drogba.


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