Kai Havertz has mentioned his dream shirt number to Chelsea ahead of his first season at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea wrapped up the signing of the Germany international on a club-record deal worth £72million.
And as Havertz prepares to make his Chelsea debut against Brighton in their season-opener, he has declared the shirt number he wants to wear.
According to Simon Johnson of The Athletic, the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has told Chelsea he wants to wear the number 29, the same one he wore at Leverkusen.
The problem is, that number is already taken by young centre-back Fikayo Tomori, though, the 22-year-old is reportedly happy to pass it on.
“Been told Kai Havertz asked to take Tomori's No 29 shirt number on joining #CFC,” Johnson said on Twitter.
“It's his favourite number having worn it at Bayer Leverkusen.
“Tomori was happy to oblige (and that was before talks over loan to #EFC stepped up).”
Recent reports have suggested Tomori could be close to joining Everton on a season-long loan.
The Express report Chelsea offered the defender to Everton following the arrival of Thiago SIlva in centre-back position.
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