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Football: Eden Hazard handed Chelsea No. 10 shirt next season

Published on Jun 4, 2014 11:09 AM
Chelsea's Eden Hazard plays amongst balloons during their English Premier League soccer match against Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on May 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea have announced Eden Hazard is to wear the number 10 shirt next term, effectively scotching media reports that the Belgium World Cup winger could be leaving the club in the close season.

Hazard had been tipped to join team mate David Luiz at Paris St Germain. Terms have been agreed between the clubs and the Brazil World Cup defender is on the brink of completing a move to the Ligue 1 champions.

“I am very pleased to be able to wear the number 10 for Chelsea,” Hazard told the club’s website (www.chelseafc.com) on Tuesday.

“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 (former France playmaker) Zinedine Zidane.

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