Villas-Boas: Romelu Lukaku signing imminent

Villas-Boas: Lukaku signing imminent
© PA Photos
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says that 'it is a question of hours' before the Blues complete the signing of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has said that 'it is a question of hours' before the club complete the signing of Anderlecht star Romelu Lukaku.

The 18-year-old underwent a medical at the club earlier this week after the two sides agreed a reported fee of £20m.

The move was expected to be officially announced on Thursday, prior to a delay. However, the Blues boss has said that he is still confident that the deal will be done soon.

"Bearing in mind what he has been doing in the last couple of years since starting at Anderlecht at the young age of 16 we didn't want to let this boy escape and it is a question of days or hours till this is done," he said.

"He is one of those players we couldn't afford to lose because of his potential and that's why we made the move in the market even though our team is competitive enough in that sector of the field."

The Belgium international, who has been with Anderlecht since 2006, has scored 33 goals in 73 appearances for the senior side.


Romelu Lukaku
Read Next:
Lukaku looks forward to playing in "dream team"
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City16151048113746
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd16112336112535
3Chelsea17112431141735
4Burnley179441612431
5Liverpool1686234201430
6Arsenal1692530201029
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1684428141428
8Leicester CityLeicester166552322123
9Watford176472629-322
10Everton165472029-919
11Southampton164661619-318
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield175391229-1718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton164571421-717
14Bournemouth164481519-416
15Stoke CityStoke174491936-1716
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle164391625-915
17Crystal Palace173591228-1614
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom162771222-1013
19West Ham UnitedWest Ham163491432-1813
20Swansea CitySwansea163310918-912
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account