Kai Havertz will wear his favoured No.29 shirt for Chelsea this season, the club have officially confirmed.
The Blues secured an initial £70m deal for Havertz earlier this month to bring the German sensation to Stamford Bridge.
The German international wore the number 29 shirt for Leverkusen and that was worn by Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori last season, however the defender is on his way out of the club, freeing up the number.
Havertz has previously worn numbers 18, 7, 20 and 23 for the German national team but 29 has always been his preference.
Meanwhile, Havertz reportedly forfeited a major bonus to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
Havertz was entitled to 10 per cent of his transfer fee when he left Leverkusen but he decided to waive that, meaning Leverkusen lowered their asking price.
Instead, Havertz will receive bonuses from Chelsea if he meets certain clauses in his new contract, while Leverkusen will get more money if Chelsea qualify for the Champions League or win the Premier League.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has spoken about comparisons between Havertz and ex-Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, telling the club's official website: "It is very easy to make those comparisons.
"I know he is hungry to score goals and make assists so I have already had those conversations with him, but I do think we are quite different in our styles.
"Kai can probably start in more forward areas than I started in. I liked to come from deep as a midfield player, and a lot of Kai’s really good play in the last few seasons as he has broken through at Leverkusen has been in a slightly advanced no.10 role, or slightly wider areas or more in a striker kind of area of late.
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"So I think there are differences in our game and styles but in terms of what we try to bring to the team, it is pretty similar in terms of productivity in goals and assists.
"Michael Ballack was a a good player for us in terms of what he contributed and we have all got really good memories of Bally when he was at the club and what he did for us, but Kai is going to be his own player and his own person.
"He has his own style and he is very unique in terms of that, which really excites me to work with him, in terms of him going forward."
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