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Romelu Lukaku would welcome the competition provided by Wayne Rooney if Chelsea can persuade Manchester United to sell them the England star.
After impressing on loan at West Brom last term, Belgium forward Lukaku has scored in each game of Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia, during which Jose Mourinho's bid to land Rooney has been made public.
Lukaku said: "You know when you are playing for a team like Chelsea, there is going to be competition.
"It is the manager's choice. You have to accept that you have to work hard to make it a successful squad.
"If he is part of our team I will welcome him with open arms."
There is still some way to go for Rooney to swap the red of United for the blue of Chelsea and, whether the 27-year-old moves to Stamford Bridge or not this summer, Lukaku is determined to make an impression in the forthcoming campaign.
"I feel I am making an impact," he said.
"This pre-season it is important for us to get ...
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Chelsea preparing second bid to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are reportedly preparing another bid to sign Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney this summer.
Manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge, and could offer £30M to make it happen.
This Manchester United article comes from Sports Bank guest contributor Robbie Dunne
Wayne Rooney has known only one club in his adult life. He has only known one set of fans and one club manager. He arrived in Manchester as a fresh-faced youngster with the world at his feet and the expectations of a footballing nation on his shoulders, a kid from a working class family in Liverpool...
Chelsea last week failed with a £20m bid for the unsettled striker, who faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the new season.
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ose Mourinho believes Real Madrid will block any attempt by Manchester United to take Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
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Ryan Bertrand has played down talk linking him with a move away from Chelsea insisting he has no plans to quit Stamford Bridge.
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The Baggies accept they will lose Peter Odemwingie this summer with a move to the Middle East likely.
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