The next Didier Drogba is set to find himself at Chelsea, as Andre Villas-Boas gives the go ahead to put up big money for the player, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Romelu Lukaku, who has already played for Belgium on eight occasions despite only being 18, has been scouted by the Blues for some time.

But now the Chelsea manager Villas-Boas has been convinced the striker shows great potential and has agreed to put up £15 million to add the player to his attacking options at Stamford Bridge, which is already full of highly valued players.

But the 6ft 4 striker may only arrive in west London if Anderlecht, Lukaku's first senior club, can pay off some large fees to his advisers.


The club are rumoured to want £20 million from Chelsea in order to pay off the 25 per cent fees contractually owed to his personal team, which includes the player's own father.

The real Didier Drogba, 33, has another year on his Blues contract, and his potential apprentice, who is a couple of inches taller, could provide a viable replacement in the coming years.

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