Chelsea new boy Kai Havertz could be set for a shirt number battle with Christian Pulisic when he arrives at Stamford Bridge.
German playmaker Havertz is expected to become the club’s record signing in the coming days.
The 21-year-old will reportedly set Chelsea back around £90m in total after director Marina Granovskaia agreed terms with Bayer Leverkusen.
One of the first decisions Havertz will have to make upon becoming a Blues player is to settle on a squad number.
The Germany international has worn no. 29 throughout his time in the Leverkusen first team, but previously wore no. 10 and 17 for the youth teams.
Meanwhile, he has worn an array of different numbers for the national team.
But with the no. 10 readily available at Stamford Bridge, it’s a very likely slot for Havertz to take.
However, American winger Pulisic will certainly have something to say, with the winger expected to nab it for the new season.
The USA international, who heavily impressed in his first season last term, wore the number, most recently worn by Eden Hazard, during pre-season friendlies.
Premier League sides are yet to officially submit their squad numbers for the upcoming year, and it remains to be seen who will be given the honour.
Pulisic has previously revealed his respect for Hazard, who left the Blues last summer for Real Madrid.
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"He was an incredible player for Chelsea, he is a world class player and I'm not trying to compare myself to him," he told Sky Sports a year ago.
"I'm trying to be my own player and I hope the fans like that guy."