- Lukaku arrived in Rome amid loud cheers from fans
- Set to complete loan move from Chelsea
- Roma face AC Milan on Friday
WHAT HAPPENED? The Belgian forward received a grand welcome from AS Roma fans when he landed at the airport in Rome ahead of his proposed loan move from Chelsea. The Giallorossi cheered enthusiastically as Lukaku arrived at the 'Eternal City'.
Romelu Lukaku has arrived in Rome ahead of his loan move to AS Roma 🇮🇹✈️ pic.twitter.com/D38SNCnwET— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 29, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 30-year-old, who was keen on moving out of Chelsea this summer, had offers from Saudi Arabia but he chose to stay back in Europe and after a telephonic conversation with his former coach and current Roma boss Jose Mourinho, he decided to join them on loan.
WHAT NEXT FOR ROMA? Lukaku, who has been training with the Chelsea U21s, could be included in Roma's matchday squad against AC Milan on Friday.