Blues agree deal for Lukaku

The 18-year-old has been linked with the Blues throughout the

summer and scored 16 goals in 37 league appearances last season and

already has two to his name in two games in the current campaign

for the Brussels club. A statement on Anderlecht’s official website

read: “RSC Anderlecht and Chelsea have reached an agreement

regarding the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. “Subject to the results of

medical tests and the conclusion of negotiations between the player

and the English club, Romelu Lukaku will therefore move into the

colours of the London club.” Anderlecht general manager Herman van

Holsbeeck added on the official website: “We regret the departure

of Romelu…but the agreement is a win-win situation for the player

and RSC Anderlecht. The club’s management is committed to finding a

good replacement in the short term. “We wish him every success for

the rest of his career.” The player posted a comment on Twitter

which read: “I have an announcement to make…Next week I’m going

to London for the medical tests.” Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is

now closing in on the third signing of his reign, and admitted

after today’s friendly against Rangers that a deal was close. He

said: “He is a very interesting young prospect and the situation is

now that we have to position ourselves to maybe get this kind of

talent. “So I would say that anything can happen.” The Blues

reportedly had an £18million bid for the player turned down

last month. Chelsea also released a statement which read: “An

agreement has been reached with Anderlecht for the transfer to

Chelsea of striker Romelu Lukaku. “The move is now subject to the

player passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.”