Blues warned over Lukaku

The 18-year-old, who has already been capped at senior

international level by Belgium and is regarded as an extremely

bright prospect for the future, looked set to join Chelsea earlier

in the summer. A deal did not materialise as quickly as expected

and some reports have claimed that new boss Andre Villas-Boas is

less keen to bring in the teenager. Anderlecht insist Villas-Boas

is a fan of Lukaku but are determined to get a fair price and are

thought to value their prize asset at around £20million.

Director of football Herman van Holsbeeck said: “People say the new

Chelsea manager doesn’t want Lukaku – but they have different

information to me. “But we will only sell him if it is good for

both ourselves and the player. “We want serious money for him.”

Anderlecht president Roger Vanden Stock maintains that Chelsea have

not yet made a formal offer and may have to wait until next summer

unless they step up their interest. “Lukaku says Chelsea are the

club for him, so they will probably be the club he joins,” said

Vanden Stock. “But they have not yet put their money on the table.

They want him for as little as possible. “We’ll see what happens.

He will go to England in the end, but it is fine if he stays

another year with us.”