Stamford Bridge new boy arrives to tie up deal.
Chelsea striker in-waiting Romelu Lukaku has arrived in London to undergo a medical and agree a contract on his £18million switch from Anderlecht.
The 18-year-old arrived at King’s Cross on Eurostar this morning from Brussels, scored 16 goals in 37 league appearances last year and has netted twice in two games this season.
The Belgium international has earned comparisons with current Chelsea striker Didier Drogba for his power and finishing.
His goals helped Anderlecht win the Belgian title in 2010 and he scored three times in the Champions League qualifying round last season, although the team went out before the group stage.
Lukaku, whose father Roger played for Zaire in the 1990s, has won 10 caps for Belgium, scoring two goals.
Asked about Blues manager Andre Villas Boas, he said: “He’s a good man.”
The hit-man had attracted interest from a string of top European clubs but has made it clear his preferred choice was Chelsea.
Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid wanted the teenager, but the opportunity to play with his idols Drogba and Fernando Torres was too good to turn down.