Chelsea star 'asks for Eden Hazard's No.10 shirt' as transfer nears

Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly asked for Eden Hazard’s Chelsea No.10 shirt as part of the contract negotiations that could yet keep him at the club.

The teenager came close to a move to Bayern Munich in January, only for the Blues to insist that he stayed, partly due to their looming transfer ban.

That ban has now been confirmed, although there seems to be nothing the club can do to convince Hazard to stay at Stamford Bridge as he edges closer and closer to his dream move to Real Madrid in the summer.

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A fee of around 100million is expected to eventually take the Belgian to the Bernabeu, placing more responsibility onto the talented young shoulders of Hudson-Odoi, who had begun to see more action in the first-team following the closure of the January transfer window.



Hudson-Odoi currently wears No.20 for Chelsea

He became a regular in the team before rupturing his Achilles tendon in April, an injury which ended his season.

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Goal.com claim the Chelsea are “well-placed” to keep the England international at the club, adding that he is likely to ask for the No.10 shirt if and when Hazard leaves. Hudson-Odoi – who currently wears No.20 – has the Twitter handle @Calteck10.

Speaking after picking up Chelsea’s Young Player of the Year award last week, the 18-year-old said: “I think the surgery went really well. Everything went perfectly as I wanted it to.

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Hazard is likely to move to Real Madrid

“I am really happy to win the award. I think the season went well and I feel that every time I have played I felt more confident and I enjoyed it,” he said at Chelsea’s end of season awards last week.

“I enjoyed every moment of playing. I just need to keep working hard and hopefully get more opportunities.”

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