Romelu Lukaku remains unperturbed over the prospect of Wayne Rooney or Samuel Eto'o joining Chelsea, insisting he would relish the added competition for a starting berth should one of the strikers arrive.
Jose Mourinho is set to launch a third bid for the Manchester United striker following his side's clash with the Premier League champions at Old Trafford on Monday night, despite David Moyes repeatedly insisting the striker will not be sold under any circumstances.
The Blues have also been linked with a move for Samuel Eto'o who is almost certain to leave Anzhi Makhachkala this summer after the Russian club's owner announced plans to drastically shrink the club's vast budget.
Inevitably linked with Chelsea, Mourinho has hinted he would relish the opportunity to work with the Cameroonian again, having enjoyed a successful spell together at Inter in the past.
With Fernando Torres and Demba Ba also sill vying for the sole striking role in Chelsea's XI, Lukaku is not afraid of added competition and believes any further additions can only improve the club's chances.
"Every player wants to be in the best team there is," Lukaku is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"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 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."
Lukaku is yet to start a game under Mourinho at Chelsea. The Belgian international replaced Fernando Torres in the club's league opener against Hull City and came off the bench again for Demba Ba after 65 minutes during the 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Although the 20-year-old has been promised first team opportunities, the arrival of either Rooney or Eto'o would surely push Lukaku further down the pecking order given Chelsea's penchant for playing a lone striker.