Chelsea amend squad number to stave off European interest

Eden HazardMetro seem to have brought a smile to the faces of Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern after they claimed the Blues are keeping Eden Hazard at the club.

In order to ward off attention from Ligue1 side Paris Saint-Germain, Jose Mourinho and his club have decided to hand Hazard his favoured shirt – the vacant number ten – and hope this is enough to keep him at the club.

One of our punters points out the fact that a previous Chelsea legend Didier Drogba originally wore the number 15 shirt before switching to the number 11 – and to huge success.

As our landlord pauses from pouring another pint, he notes that Chelsea fans will want this to happen once again and it seems Hazard is thrilled that the Blues have offered him his favoured number.

He claimed: “It is my favourite number and is one I am used to wearing for the national team, as well as the one worn by some of my heroes from when I was a kid, like Zinedine Zidane.

“I hope it brings me a lot of luck in the future and I look forward to the fans seeing me in it next season.”

Another of our regulars makes the point that the language Hazard has used clearly indicates he will be staying at the club and we think that is a major boost for Chelsea – especially given PSG seem to want all of their players!

Chelsea fans. Do you think that Hazard will have more luck in the number 10 shirt or does it just mean you have to shell out more money for the new shirt? Let us know your thoughts below.

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