So far, Romelu Lukaku is all but certain to become a Chelsea player in the coming days: a €115 million fee has reportedly been agreed upon, as well as the personal terms of the deal.
Now, Chelsea face a race against time if they want to register the Belgian striker in time for him to be able to make his competitive debut for the Blues on Wednesday.
On August 11, Chelsea are taking on Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup clash in Belfast.
Meanwhile, to participate in that game, Romelu Lukaku should be registered as a Chelsea player before 11 pm on Tuesday when the club must file in the final squad for the game.
Lukaku has his own amends to make here as his penalty miss for Chelsea in the Super Cup back in 2013 was decisive as Bayern Munich lifted the trophy.