Romelu Lukaku joins Everton on loan

Belgium international Romelu Lukaku agrees to join Everton on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.

Everton have completed a deal to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to the club on a season-long loan deal.

The Belgian forward, who enjoyed a successful spell at West Bromwich Albion last season, had been linked with a move to Goodison Park for most of the final day of the transfer window.

However, at one stage it seemed that the 20-year-old would rejoin West Brom as Jose Mourinho looked to offload one of his strikers.

Everton are believed to have offered a bigger loan fee than the Baggies to make sure that the deal was agreed.

Lukaku has reportedly been eager to secure first-team football to ensure that he secures a spot in the Belgium team ahead of next summer's World Cup.

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2013
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