Transfer News UPDATE: AS Roma Unveil Romelu Lukaku As Their New Signing From Chelsea

Image of Romelu Lukakau.

Image of Romelu Lukakau. Credit: Twitter@OfficialASRoma

UPDATE: Thursday, August 31 at 10:15 pm

AS ROMA officially unveiled Romelu Lukaku as their latest signing this Thursday, August 31.

He was welcomed to the Serie A giants in a tweet accompanied by a lavish video, with a caption that translated as: ‘All roads lead to…’.

The 30-year-old striker joins the Italians on a one-season loan from Chelsea. ‘Thank you for welcome. I can’t wait to see you all at the stadium and do well for this team. Daje Roma’, said Lukaku in a short video.

Chelsea posted an official statement on, that read: ‘Romelu Lukaku has completed a season-long loan move to Serie A club A.S. Roma. The Belgium international, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2021, spent the previous campaign on loan at Inter Milan’.

‘Lukaku will link up in the Italian capital with former Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho, who guided Roma to the Europa League final last season’, it concluded.


UPDATE: Monday, August 27 at 6:33 pm

CHELSEA have reached an agreement with Serie A giants AS Roma on a loan deal that will take their Belgian striker Romelu Lulaku back to Italy.

In a tweet this Monday evening, August 28, the respected transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported: ‘Romelu Lukaku to AS Roma, here we go! Agreement reached on loan deal valid until June 2024 – player will travel to Roma on Tuesday. #ASRoma Salary coverage around €7.5m for 10 months. Loan fee higher than €5m. Green light arrived also on player side. Done deal’.


Sunday, August 27 at 6:33 pm

CHELSEA have reportedly reached an agreement with AS Roma on a loan deal that would see Romelu Lukaku heading back to Serie A.

According to Santi Aouna, the respected Foot Mercato football transfer expert, Jose Mourinho’s club is only waiting for the Blues to rubber-stamp the move.

He tweeted this Sunday, August 27: ‘Roma and Chelsea have an agreement on Romelu Lukaku loan deal  ◉ Loan fee 4,8M€ net. 7M€ salary + bonuses  ◉ Roma await Chelsea’s final green light (which should be OK in principle)’.

The Belgian forward is believed to be one of several players that Mauricio Pochettino wants gone before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

Despite Chelsea currently missing a striker due to a batch of injuries to members of his squad, the Argentine knows that 30-year-old Lukaku wants to leave Stamford Bridge.

Lukaka spent last season on loan in Italy

He spent last season on loan with Inter Milan, who had hoped to take him back again this season. Lukaku however was reported to have approached Juventus about a move, which subsequently killed any return to the San Siro.

Juventus eventually pulled out of negotiations after Chelsea asked for Dusan Vlahovic to be included in a package. The Serbian forward was seen as an ideal frontman but when the Turin outfit reportedly demanded £40m for him, plus Lukaku, the Blues walked away.

Since his return to West London, the former Manchester United star has been training with Chelsea’s Blues’ U21s. He made it very clear that he had no intention of playing under Pochettino.

Lukaka could link up with Mourinho for the third time

According to The Sun, Lukakau told reporters in Belgium: ‘Tomorrow I will fly to Rome to sign’. Should the move be completed it will be the third time that he has played for the Portuguese coach.

Mourinho was in charge at Chelsea during the Belgian’s first spell in London. The Red Devils then paid Everton £75m for his signature when the Special One was managing the Old Trafford club.

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