Chelsea agree Lukaku fee

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Updated: August 6, 2011

Chelsea look set to complete the signing of Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku after agreeing a fee believed to be in the region of 19 million pounds for the 18 year old.

The 18-year-old, who scored 16 goals in 37 games last season, has been linked with Chelsea since the transfer window opened.

The talented forward has carried that form into the new season, scoring two goals in the opening two games in the Belgian league.

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.”

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.”

While the player himself chose social media network Twitter to announce the move, posting a comment that read: “I have an announcement to make…Next week I’m going to London for the medical tests.”

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