Toffees announce Lukaku signing

  • Last Updated: July 30 2014, 20:50 BST

Everton have announced the signing of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, on a five-year deal.

Lukaku: On his way to Goodison Park permanently
Lukaku: On his way to Goodison Park permanently

Lukaku spent last season on loan at Goodison Park and was their leading scorer with 16 goals in 33 appearances, helping the club finish fifth.

Manager Roberto Martinez made the striker one of his primary summer targets but the player's involvement in the World Cup and extensive negotiations with Chelsea have taken time.

The Toffees boss made signing a centre-forward permanently a priority and Lukaku was always his number one choice.