Romelu Lukaku has admitted that Didier Drogba played a role in his return to Chelsea.
The 28-year-old says he has a close friendship with Drogba, who prepared him for a return to Stamford Bridge.
The two men were team-mates at Chelsea for one season following Lukaku’s arrival from Anderlecht in 2011.
Lukaku and Drogba are still close and stay in touch regularly.
“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, we are 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,” Lukaku told the club’s official website.