AS Roma have signed Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The Blues had been looking for a permanent replacement all summer, but after Lukaku turned down offers from Saudi Arabia and Inter dropped out of the contest to sign  him, such interest was difficult to come by.

Juventus proposed to sign Lukaku on a permanent basis provided they could part ways with Dusan Vlahovic, who was even offered to Chelsea as part of a deal that the Blues quickly rejected.

Finally, Chelsea decided to loan Lukaku out again, and Roma quickly emerged as the frontrunners for the Belgian.

The transfer is officially complete, with Lukaku joining former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in Rome.

I am eager to be there for my teammates on and off the pitch - Romelu Lukaku 

In an interview with Roma media, Lukaku said he has been excited by the welcome he has received from this club and its supporters. When I was an opponent, I experienced the ambiance of the Stadio Olimpico and the warmth  of the Romanisti.

"It's wonderful to know that I'm a part of it now. The owners and I just had a chance to chat, and I was impressed by their desire. Now we must work, show humility, and develop game by game. "I am eager to be there for my teammates on and off the pitch," Lukaku said.

Roma's contract with Lukaku does not include an option or obligation for the club to make the move permanent.