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Didier Drogba called Anderlecht wonderkid Romelu Lukaku about Chelsea move - report

Mar. 11, 2010 - 05612037 date 11 03 2010 Copyright imago Oliver Hardt Football UEFA Europe League 2009 2010 Eighth finals Round of 16 Hamburg Club RSC Anderlecht Hamburg 11 03 2010 duel between v l David Rozehnal Hamburg SV and Romelu Lukaku RSC Anderlecht Football men EC 3 UEFA Europe League Europe League 2009 2010 Hamburg Action shot Vdig 2010 vertical premiumd.Didier Drogba has spoken to rising Anderlecht star Romelu Lukaku about a move to Chelsea, according to a Belgium Football Association spokesman.

Lukaku, 17, burst onto the scene last season and was top scorer in the Jupiler Pro League with 15 goals in 25 appearances. His potential was also confirmed after he grabbed a brace in the 3-1 Europa League victory against Ajax.

A switch to the Stamford Bridge outfit has been mooted for several years, though they can expect to face competition from AC Milan, Real Madrid and Arsenal. Speaking to reporters, Belgian FA spokesman Nicolas Cornu divulged a conversation he had with Drogba's about Lukaku.

"Yes, I've even called him," Drogba is reported to have said.

"I got his phone number from Vincent Kompany.

"I told him - you have to sign for Chelsea."

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