The striker was set to be unveiled this week but certain reports suggested that a third party of sorts were awaiting a payment from his current side Anderlecht prior to the new agreement being signed and sealed. Now however, it appears that Arsenal could be in the running with Lukaku considering his options with regards a move to Arsenal before makking a final decision next week.
The player may well have been made an improved offer to join the Emirates side although it is hard to believe Arsenal could better what Chelsea can, but should an offer for the 18 year old have been made by Wenger’s side that smashes the current Chelsea offer one could perhaps see why there is a delay.
Lukaku, should he be looking over any current offers will also be keen to see whether the Gunners progress to the group stages of the Champions League after a tentative 1-0 home result against Udinese on Tuesday evening. Should Arsenal come unstuck in Italy for their return leg, the decision to choose Stamford Bridge will have been made for him.
Although the player has been quoted as saying that he is looking forward to joining Chelsea aswell as having completed his medical, the deal seems far from lock and stock at this moment.