OFFICIAL: Chelsea Agree Deal To Sign Romelu Lukaku From Anderlecht

By on August 7, 2011

Chelsea have finally reached an agreement with Anderlecht for the signature of Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian club confirming a deal is in place to take the striker to London.

Several clubs, including premiership pair Arsenal and Chelsea, have been following the 18-year-old forward for some time. But Chelsea were thought to be in pole position to snap up the highly rated youngster.

The Blues have been locked in negotiations for weeks now but it seems the two clubs have finally agreed upon a fee and lukaku will now travel to London in the coming days to under go a medical and agree personal terms. Anderlecht confirmed the news ont heir website:

“RSC Anderlecht and Chelsea have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of Romelu Lukaku,” read teh statement.

“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.”

“We regret the departure of Romelu.

“He was discovered by us and trained in our youth teams. But this transfer is a win-win situation for everybody.

“We’ll surely look for a suited replacement and hope to announce him soon.”

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. Nazir

    August 7, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Lampard is gone,beanch him.

    • Tash London

      August 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

      Yeah Rite! Lukaku a striker is gonna replace Frank a Central Midfielder….. how Stooopid!

  2. Marc CFC/BKK

    August 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Good news, he seems the real deal and his recent comments about understanding he may have only a bit part, understudy squad place for a year or so have been a delight to hear and reflect an intellect and realism that’s so valuable in football today. All better being a Chelsea fan. Now lets get a bit of right width attack and additional central creativity please. Tea please, oh and cake and I’ll eat it.

  3. Marc CFC/BKK

    August 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

    oh and Mr Nazir; have respect, Lampard’s a legend and still has much to offer, it was no coincidence his absence through injury came during our poor form spell last season. Sometimes, a footballers quality can be noticed more when they’re not there; missed. eg – Ballack, we missed him last season despite many writing in forums he’d be no loss. Watch the play off the ball at times to see the whole game, go to a game or two.

  4. NedVINCE

    August 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

    If only we Chelsea fans wl understand our clubs aspirations. Evry1 dt plays 4 our club is invaluabl. Lukaku should join d folks. Let’s begin 2 sing GLORIOUSLY. We wl conquer England n Europe dis season. Did I hear u say… AMEN? Shout it…

    • yummyblue

      August 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Amen to what NedVINCE says: Chelsea will conquer europe most importantly dis season com wat may, irregardless of who plays.

  5. Adeyemi hamme

    August 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

    It is a very good news but it seems all the players are impresing our coach for now but i want boas to take time & watch last season video & get us want we lack on the squad

  6. The Heff

    August 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Mark my words, this is one that will come back to haunt Arsenal. I hope I’m wrong, but this guy looks to be Drogba’s replacement. He’s big, powerful and runs through defences not around them!

  7. Dan AKA The Truth

    August 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    We (Arsenal) were never going to sign him. Wenger’s completely lost his bottle in the transfer market.

    WENGER OUT!

  8. vickki

    August 7, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    anoda beast on d bridge. Fear is realy griping d tormented. Who can stop this beast 4rm devouring? Non,i mean non. Gud pace on and off d ball. Thunderous on target shot power. Great game awareness. Oh! Sweet eye 4 goal n mouthwaterin skills.Wondaful spacing,realy a spaceship. Ask of strength n agility? He is a nightmare to defenders. The most important tin is dt ds new beast(lukaku) wil get tamed by d old beast also on d bridge(drogba). Bring it on epl, a new beast is in town. Sori dear gunners,ds beast cant b gunned down,he is only 18yrs nw so your wil b geting more 15yrs of nightmare 4rm bridge. continues

  9. Gary

    August 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Did AVB watch the Charity Shield? United was simply faster. City’s players picked up yellow cards because of late tackles. Fast & agile is better than big & strong. Most of Chelsea’ players are big, and a few in their thirties are off the pace. Chelsea must get younger, faster, and more agile, or United will win again.

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