Arsenal named as potential destination for Lukaku's younger brother Jordan

The brother of Chelsea ace Romelu Lukaku is wanted by both the Blues and Arsenal, according to reports.

The production line of talent from Belgium keeps on growing, and another illustrious name could be heading for the Champions League.

Romelu Lukaku has been proving himself on loan at West Brom this season, after signing in 2011 from Anderlecht.

He is expected to rejoin Chelsea's first team squad next season, even though West Brom would dearly love to extend the agreement by a further year.

However while he sits out today's clash between his two clubs, it is his younger brother who has been attracting headlines.

Jordan Lukaku at 18 is a year younger than Romelu (19), and still plays for Anderlecht.

While Romelu was scoring goals in the Jupiler League at 16-years-old, Jordan is yet to feature in a competitive match this season for the club, but as a Belgium under-21 international he featured in the recent 1-1 draw with Spain, and did make an appearance in Belgium's top flight last season.

Unlike his striker brother he is a left winger, and is coming to the attention of Europe's top clubs in part due to his family name, but also because his contract expires this summer.

Chelsea are rumoured to be the favourites, to snap up the youngster and take a chance on him developing, in a similar way to the deal they pulled off for Eden Hazard's younger brother Thorgan.

This week it was AC Milan who were most strongly linked, with Corriere dello Sport claiming the Rossoneri watched him first hand in a recent youth tournament and are weighing up an offer in their bid to continue their attempts to snap up Europe's top young talent in a similar way to how they signed M'Baye Niang.

CdS describe the younger Lukaku as a 'force of nature', impressed by his powerful wing play - but here's the hook for Arsenal fans, they claim Arsenal are also interested in signing the young Belgian.

It may make sense for the Gunners, they are short on natural wingers, and Lukaku would arrive young and full of potential.

While there is no suggestion Arsenal have yet made a move to sign the player, he is apparently a player they are aware of, and with the player likely to take a leap of faith from Anderlecht to a new club this summer, supporters should be watching developments closely.

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