LONDON (AP) – Chelsea has reached an agreement with Anderlecht for the transfer of 18-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku.
The two clubs announced the deal on their websites Saturday, subject to Lukaku passing a medical exam and agreeing personal terms.
The fee was not disclosed, but is reportedly more than ?20 million ($28.5 million).
At the age of 16 and in his debut season, the 6-foot-4-inch Lukaku scored a league-leading 15 goals in 2009/10 and made his first international appearance for Belgium. He scored 16 league goals last season.
He will become new Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas's third offseason signing, joining Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu, who arrived from Barcelona, and Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Genk. All three are teenagers.