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Footballer Lukaku issued a citation by Police in the US

Romelu Lukaku, who is close to joining Manchester United, was arrested in southern California after failing to heed noise warnings.

By Jamie Fletcher | Published: 8th July 2017 News Updates

The arrest was made on July 2 at about 8 p.m. local time after police responded to noise complaints at the Beverly Hills home that Lukaku, who is negotiating a deal to join United from their top-flight rivals Everton, was staying in.

“Beverly Hills Police Department officers arrested a 24-year-old male subject by the name of Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli,” the department said in a press release emailed to Reuters.

“Bolingoli received a misdemeanor citation for... Excessive Noise. The citation was issued after officers responded to five other noise complaints from the same location, which resulted in verbal warnings.

“These noise violations occurred at a residence in Beverly Hills where Bolingoli was temporarily residing. Bolingoli was released at the scene with the citation and was not physically arrested.”

Lukaku is scheduled to appear at the Los Angeles Airport courthouse on Oct. 2, police said.

The news comes less than a day after United announced they had agreed a transfer fee to buy the Belgium international forward from Everton, subject to a medical and personal terms.

The prolific goalscorer will have his medical in Los Angeles, British media reports say, before joining United there for the club's pre-season tour, which starts with a game against North American Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy next Saturday.