Eden Hazard reacts to receiving the Chelsea number 10 shirt

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed he will wear the number 10 shirt next season.

Belgian international wizard Eden Hazard will adorn Chelsea’s number 10 shirt next season, changing from his original number 17.

The shirt number has been available since Juan Mata swapped Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford during the January transfer window, though in Hazard’s case, the Blues will be hoping it warns off potential suitors Paris Saint-Germain.

The French champions are keen to keen to add yet more worldclass talent to their star-studded squad, and their interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been well documented in the media.

Nevertheless, the 23-year-old has reiterated his desire to succeed at Chelsea and spoke of his delight at the prospect of wearing his favourite number next season.

'I am very pleased to be able to wear the number 10 for Chelsea. 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.' He said, speaking to the club’s official website.

This season, however, the situation has changed largely in part to the Belgian international’s stunning success and worldwide recognition as one of the best shot-stoppers in the game.

Following the injury to current Chelsea number one Petr Cech, boss Jose Mourinho has been vocal in his support for Courtois to return to Stamford Bridge and challenge the Czech Republic international next season.

Despite Courtois’ love-affair with Atletico and the life in the Spanish capital, it appears to be over as Los Rojiblancos have given their best hint yet that he is returning to Chelsea by swooping for Getafe shot-stopper Miguel Angel Moya.

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