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Wenger 's Arsenal to Hijack Chelsea

859   //    16 Jul 2011, 14:36 IST

Arsene Wenger is finally spending some money ; well is even thinking of it as they have launched a surprise assault at Belgian Romelu Lukaku.

Currently on pre-season duty in the far east Wenger has reportedly arranged a meeting with Lukaku’s agent Christophe Hentoray.Chelsea were on pole position to sign him from Anderlecht but new manager Villas-Boas has cooled off any speculation.

£14M is claimed to be Arsenal‘s initial approach,short of Anderlecht’s valuation of £18 M.

Arsenal football player Aaron Ramsey (R) heads a ball as Malaysia's Safiq Rahim looks on during a friendly match against Arsenal at the Bukit Jalil stadium in Kuala Lumpur on July 13, 2011. Arsenal won 4-0.

Lukakuwill have his hands full impersonating some of his future team mates

6ft 3in Lukaku has an incredible scoring record for Anderlecht in the Belgian league,though hasn’t made his mark in EuropaLeague games.The Anderlecht striker has been capped 9 times for Belgium.His powerful presence is something Arsenal have lacked and Wenger’s search for strength may have prompted interest in Lukaku.

Anderlecht's Romelu Lukaku (R) fights for the ball with Ajax Amsterdam's Jan Vertonghen (R) during their Europa League round of 32, second leg soccer match at the Arena stadium in Amsterdam February 24, 2011.

Anderlecht's Romelu Lukaku (R) fights for the ball with Ajax Amsterdam's Jan Vertonghen – BOTH ARSENAL TARGETS

His contract invoves a 25% pay off to his father of any transfer fee.Roger Lukau was a former professional footballer for Belgium and Congo.

Earlier,Gervinho made his move to the Gunners from Lille paving way for Nicklas Bendtner to search for a move to Germany.

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