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Kai Havertz to wear shirt number 24 at Chelsea

Chelsea record £72million signing Kai Havertz will wear shirt number 24 previously worn by Fikayo Tomori’s as the defender nears a loan move to Everton.

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Havertz wore No 29 when he was at Bayer Leverkusen and he has reportedly requested to wear the number at Chelsea.

(African Stand) — Kai Havertz has reportedly taken the No24 jersey previously worn by Fikayo Tomori following his £72million arrival at Chelsea.

According to The Athletic, Havertz asked to take the No29 shirt upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge and Tomori was happy to oblige.

It is a favoured number of the Germany international, who also wore the No29 at Bayer Leverkusen before completing his switch to Stamford Bridge.

Tomori will vacate the No29 shirt, but the defender is now understood to be in line for another season away on loan, this time with Everton.

The 22-year-old fell out of favour under Frank Lampard last season and Thiago Silva’s arrival has bumped him further down the pecking order.

Everton have already bought James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure for a combined of more than £50million and are now only thought to be shopping in the loan market.

Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic is in line to take the No10 shirt, which is available following Willian’s move across London to Arsenal.

Ericson Mangoli

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