Sunday, 3 July 2011
Anderlecht: no formal offer for Lukaku
Anderlecht understand that Chelsea still want Romelu Lukaku despite the change of manager at Stamford Bridge but have told the Blues to make a decent offer. The 18-year-old striker, who has already been capped at senior international level by Belgium and is regarded as an extremely bright prospect for the future, looked set to join Chelsea earlier in the summer. A deal did not materialise as quickly as expected and some reports have claimed that new boss Andre Villas-Boas is less keen to bring in the teenager. Anderlecht insist Villas-Boas is a fan of Lukaku but are determined to get a fair price and are thought to value their prize asset at around £20million. Anderlecht president Roger Vanden Stock maintains that Chelsea have not yet made a formal offer and may have to wait until next summer unless they step up their interest.