Jordan Lukaku’s proposed loan move to Newcastle United has hit the rocks after the 24-year-old Lazio defender failed a medical on Friday 25th.
Jordan, who is the younger brother to Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was expected to join the Premier League club until the end of the season.
Newcastle released a statement saying: “Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.
“The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio.
“It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome. We wish Jordan all the best for the future.”
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez refused to comment on the issue on Friday ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Watford.