Lazio to beat Wolves to Jordan Lukaku signing

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HITC Sport understands Wolves to miss out Belgian defender.

Jordan LukakuJordan Lukaku

Lazio are poised to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers to the signing of Belgium international Jordan Lukaku, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Wolves were lining up a move for Oostende defender Lukaku as they looked to bring a new left-back to Molineux, but it appears Lazio have beaten them to the signature of the highly-rated defender.

Lazio are understood to have areed a fee in the region of €5million with Oostende for Lukaku and that the player is due to travel to Italy for talks and a medical later this week.

Oostende have decided to cash-in on Lukaku as the player was entering the final year of his contract and they

Lukaku, who is the younger brother of Everton striker Romelu, was a member of Belgium's Euro 2016 squad and he has impressed for Oostende during the last 12 months and a number of clubs have been credited with an interest in his services.

Jordan Lukaku in trainingJordan Lukaku in training

Wolves, who are poised to be taken over by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, had targeted an ambitious move for Lukaku as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion to the Premier League, but Lazio have moved quickly to beat the Championship side to the Belgian defender.

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