Lukaku has rejected a top European team, only to join AS Roma

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Roma are one step away from a full deal with Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku, who rejected a last-minute bid from Borussia Dortmund, reports Corriere dello Sport.

Giallorossi directors Ryan Friedkin and Tiago Pinto are in London trying to finalize the terms of a deal with the Blues for the 30-year-old Belgian striker, who wants to reunite with Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital.

Lukaku has agreed to take a pay cut of around €7.5m to complete the deal, which is expected to be a €5m loan with no buyout clause.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport via TMW, Borussia Dortmund came out in the last 24 hours to try and explore a late deal for Lukaku, but the player himself rejected the offer outright, having no interest in Germany.

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Yesterday, Juventus contacted Chelsea to seek an update on their negotiations with Roma, suggesting another approach could come from Turin if talks with Mourinho’s side hit a snag.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that an agreement has now been reached between Roma and Chelsea and a contract for Lukaku is now being drawn up.

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