Everton sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku impressed for West Brom last season. Photo: PA

Romelu Lukaku has confirmed his transfer deadline day move from Chelsea to Everton on a season-long loan deal.

The Belgian striker elected to move to Goodison Park despite strong interest from West Brom, for whom he scored 17 goals in 35 appearances last season.

The 20-year-old Lukaku tweeted: "Signed @Everton on a season loan :-)"

Lukaku had returned to Stamford Bridge from The Hawthorns at the end of last season, but found his first-team chances had not improved under new boss Jose Mourinho.

Everton were also set to add Wigan midfielder James McCarthy to their squad after reportedly agreeing a fee with the Latics, while a loan move for Manchester City's Gareth Barry was set to be finalised.