Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku insists he does not feel threatened by the potential arrival of Wayne Rooney at Stamford Bridge, and is instead relishing the prospect of linking up with the England striker, according to the Daily Mail.
Lukaku has returned to Stamford Bridge following a successful loan spell at West Brom last season, and is expected to play a big part under Jose Mourinho.
The rumours surrounding Rooney however have cast the Belgian’s future into doubt once more, however the 20-year-old insists he is relishing the challenge he faces at Stamford Bridge.
“It is the manager’s choice,” said Lukaku.
“If he is part of our team I will welcome him with open arms.”
Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to bring in Rooney this summer, hinting his current forward line needs a little more guile and creativity, a statement Lukaku is happy to accept.
“He is the manager and he has a vision of the way he wants to play,” Lukaku added. ‘The players have to improve to do that. I certainly have it in me.
“When you are playing for a team like Chelsea, there is going to be competition. I like competition from the first time I came here.
“He is a great manager. He is very direct. I would not say he has given me a hard time but he is very direct and in your face. I love that. It is important. If he has something to say to you he says it. That’s a good thing.
“I am confident in my qualities. I can score more goals, get more assists, score with both feet and my head. I am very quick and skilful.
“I can do a bit of everything but I can improve on things as well. I can do more for the team.”
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