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Romelu Lukaku not intimidated by Wayne Rooney

STRIKE FORCE: Rooney, left, and Lukaku

CHELSEA FORWARD Romelu Lukaku says he would welcome the arrival of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney at Stamford Bridge.

The 2012 Champions League winners are set to come in with a third bid for the England international after having two offers declined by the Red Devils.

Lukaku, who enjoyed a good loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last season, claims that he is not fazed by the potential signing of Rooney and is fully focused on getting first-team action.

"Every player wants to be in the best team there is," said the Belgium forward.

"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.

"Compared to the first year, when I arrived here it was all about learning and taking a bit off all the players, now it's about starting games."

Chelsea took on United at Old Trafford last night, a game that ended in a 0-0 draw with Rooney starring as one of United's best players, showing his commitment in attack and tracking back.

Mourinho did not start with a conventional striker, and left Lukaku on the bench for the whole match, suggesting Rooney has an open invitation to join his second coming at Stamford Bridge.

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