Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku would welcome Wayne Rooney's signing

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Romelu Lukaku would welcome Wayne Rooney to Chelsea 'with open arms' and would not be worried about competing with the Manchester United striker for a starting spot.

In appraising the strikers currently at his disposal - Lukaku, Ba and Torres, who is not on the Asia tour due to a break following the Confederations Cup - Mourinho spoke of the need for a player who can operate in close quarters in a reminder of why Rooney is his sole transfer target. Lukaku is confident of developing that skill, adding: "He is the manager and he has a vision of the way he wants to play. "The players have to improve to do that. I certainly have it in me. "He is very direct - and I love that. It is important. If he has something to say to you, he says it. That is a good thing. He is very direct and in your face."

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