Former Brondby chief scout Flemming Berg admits he recommended Pukki to the Blues.
Berg, 47, is now head of elite development at the Danish FA.
He told The Sun: "We had one day before the transfer window shut and we needed a striker.
"I had followed Teemu since he was 16 when I was working for Chelsea as an international senior scout.
“I saw him play for Finland Under-17s at a tournament in Portugal, knew I had seen something special and told Chelsea about him.
"Celtic had paid Schalke a lot of money for him and I knew he had not been playing too much in Scotland.
"I wasn't sure whether he would come to Denmark as it was a drop down but I knew his agent and, along with our sporting director, we managed to get him here.
"He was a big success but I knew he would be. I'm so happy he is doing so well at Norwich. He is such a nice lad. He is so serious about his football but easy to deal with."
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