With his £97.5m move to Chelsea nearly complete, Romelu Lukaku will have the highest accumulated transfer fees of any player in football history.
He will be 1st, with £288m. Neymar is 2nd, with £279m. Cristiano Ronaldo is 3rd, with £207m.
Romelu Lukaku has been pictured leaving the Columbus Medical Clinic in Milan after completing the first part of his Chelsea medical.
The 28-year-old is on the verge of a return to the club he left in 2014 after Chelsea and Inter Milan agreed a fee of £97.5 million for the striker, which will be a club-record deal for the Blues.
It was reported he was undergoing his first medical examinations in Milan after they were originally planned to be in Belgium.
Now there a video has emerged of Lukaku leaving the clinic on Monday afternoon.
He was also pictured holding a Chelsea shirt in the car that he was spotted leaving in.
Lukaku will now fly to London either on Monday night or on Tuesday morning to complete his switch to Chelsea, as per the Athletic.
Chelsea could include him in their UEFA Super Cup squad to face Villarreal on Wednesday night in Belfast but must register the 28-year-old in their 26-man squad by 11pm (UK) on Tuesday night.
It is now a race against the clock after the club had hoped to include him in the squad but delays on the Inter side have slowed the deal being finalised.
The 28-year-old completed his medical at the Columbus Medical Clinic in Milan on Monday afternoon and was pictured leaving holding a Chelsea shirt.
Chelsea agreed a £97.5 million fee with Inter Milan over the weekend for Lukaku and despite the deal being slightly delayed, a move for Lukaku’s return to west London is getting ever closer.
Lukaku was meant to take his medical in Belgium on Sunday but after a slight delay, he stayed in Milan to complete the first part of his medical.
As per Nizaar Kinsella of Goal, Lukaku is ‘still on course’ to be announced as a Chelsea player on Tuesday.
He will fly to London either on Monday evening or Tuesday morning to finalise his move to Chelsea after being pictured with a Blues shirt when leaving his medical in Milan.
Chelsea were hoping to have him in their Super Cup squad to face Villarreal on Wednesday in Belfast but now face a race against the clock to register him in time.
As per Article 14.04 of UEFA’s regulations state: “The player lists may be amended at any time until 24.00 CET (11pm UK) on the day before the match, provided that the club’s national association confirms in writing that the new players are eligible to play at domestic level by the date of the UEFA Super Cup.”
The return of the Belgian for a club-record fee is getting ever closer.