Arsenal have made a £14 million bid for Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Sun says boss Arsene Wenger now believes he can beat rivals Chelsea to the 18-year-old striker's signature.

Lukaku's agent Christophe Henrotay met Arsenal officials in London yesterday.

He was then expected to fly to Portugal where the Belgian club are based during pre-season, to talk to the teenager.

Chelsea were hot favourites to land the 6ft 3in starlet, who is rated one of the top young players in Europe.

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