Chelsea agree deal to sign Lukaku from Anderlecht

Last Updated: Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 09:28

Brussels: Chelsea have agreed a deal with Anderlecht to sign 18-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian club said on its website on Saturday.

Lukaku will join the Premier League club subject to passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

"It`s a shame we have to let go of Romelu, who was scouted and trained by Anderlecht, but the transfer is a win-win situation for the player and the club," Anderlecht manager Herman van Holsbeeck said.

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas said in July he had one of the oldest squads in the Premier League and the London club were planning to invest more in younger players.

Lukaku became a household name in Belgium when he was top scorer in the domestic league in the 2009/2010 season aged 16.

Anderlecht did not disclose how much Chelsea had agreed to pay for Lukaku, who scored his first two international goals against Russia in November last year.

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First Published: Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 09:28

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