Romelu Lukaku reveals he urged Kai Havertz to make Chelsea transfer ahead of Real Madrid during Europa League clash

ROMELU LUKAKU says he cannot wait to partner Kai Havertz in attack – and admits he helped convince the German to join Chelsea a year ago.

The £97.5million striker is preparing to make his second Blues debut on Sunday against Arsenal after rejoining the club from Inter Milan.

The Stamford Bridge faithful are eagerly awaiting the prospect of the Belgian joining the German in Thomas Tuchel’s forward line.

Lukaku, 28, has now revealed he has been a fan of his new team-mate since he faced him in the Europa League quarter-finals last August.

And he claims he saw enough that night to convince him that he would be an ideal fit for Chelsea.

He told the club's official website: “I spoke to Kai Havertz when we played against each other in the Europa League, and I told him to go to Chelsea, I don’t know if he remembers that conversation.”

Both men were on the scoresheet in that game but it was Lukaku’s Inter who beat the German side 2-1 to move into the semis.

Chelsea soon moved to bring Havertz to West London a year ago and he has already cemented his place in the club’s history with his Champions League-winning goal against Manchester City in May.


Meanwhile, Lukaku also revealed Didier Drogba has helped him settle into life at Chelsea once again.

The Belgian first arrived at Chelsea a decade ago and hit 113 goals for Manchester United, West Brom and Everton in England but none for the Blues.

He revealed how he and Drogba have been in constant communication following his comeback, saying: “Our relationship means the world to me.

“It’s not like we talk once a month, I talk to the guy every few days!

“We have a group chat so we’re constantly communicating and I’ve been on the phone with him a bit more in the past two weeks.

“I had a lot of questions to ask and he still knows a lot of people here so he really prepared me well with the last details.

“Now I just need to get to know the players and the manager a bit better and just be available as quickly as possible for the team.”

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