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Chelsea are close to submitting a record-breaking bid for the Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku could be set to be handed his ideal shirt number if he joins Chelsea thanks to Thomas Tuchel’s upcoming transfer decision.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Tammy Abraham looks likely to leave this summer if an agreement is reached with Atalanta.
If the 23-year old departs, the Blues will be able to offer the Belgian the number 9 shirt, which he has worn since he joined Manchester United.
Besides 9, numbers 8, 13, 23 and 25 are also currently available.
However, Calciomerctao reports that Lukaku has already ‘greeted’ manager Tuchel and his new team-mates as the club prepared the number 9 jersey for him.