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Dembele, Kounde, And Gabriel Jesus Likely Shirt Numbers, If They Complete A Summer Move To Chelsea

With the arrivals of new owners at Chelsea, the blues are expected to make a statement in this summer transfer window, as they aim to rebuild the squad to stop the dominance of Liverpool and Manchester City next season.

Big name players have already been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, but in recent weeks the transfer speculations of Ousmane Dembele, Jules Kounde and Gabriel Jesus moving to Chelsea has been on the increase, reports claims that Chelsea are interested in adding those three players to their squad in the next few weeks.

So in this article, we will be writing on the possible shirt number that Ousmane Dembele, Jules Kounde and Gabriel Jesus could wear at Chelsea next season, if they complete their transfer this summer to the club.

1. Ousmane Dembele – Number 17

Ousmane Dembele could be on a free transfer to Chelsea this Summer, as the blues are regarded as the favorites to land the French international, when his current contract with Barcelona expires in a few weeks from now.

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Dembele is expected to take an important squad number if he completes his move to Chelsea this summer. He currently wears the number seven shirt for Barcelona, but he is not likely to get that shirt number at Chelsea, as it is currently occupied by Ngolo Kante.

The closet number to his favorite number seven shirt that could be available for him to pick next season, is the number 17 shirts, which was previously worn by Niguez Saul who has returned back to Atletico Madrid, after his loan spell at Chelsea, as it also have the number 7 on it.

The number 17 shirt has also previously being worn by some highly rated Chelsea players, Mateo Kovacic, Eden Hazard, Pedro etc.

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2. Jules Kounde – Number 23

Jules Kounde is another player that has been on the radar of Chelsea since last summer, this current transfer window could be the time which Chelsea financially sign the player, after a failed attempt last summer.

After the move to Chelsea is completed, Jules Kounde could choose to continue in his favorite number 23 shirt which he wore last season for Sevilla.

The Number 23 shirt number is currently occupied by Kenedy, who’s future is not certain at the club, as he could be sent out on loan again or sold permanently this summer, which would leave the number 23 shirt vacant for Kounde to pick next season.

The number 2 and number 4 shirt which was formerly worn by Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen respectively, could also be another ideal shirt numbers Kounde could wear for Chelsea next season.

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3. Gabriel Jesus – Number 9

It has been confirmed that Gabriel Jesus would be leaving Manchester City this summer, and Chelsea have joined the race to sign the 25 years old, as Romelu Lukaku could also be leaving Chelsea for a possible return back to Inter Milan.

Gabriel Jesus has wore the number 9 shirt for three seasons at Manchester City, and he could continue with that number at Chelsea if Romelu Lukaku leaves this summer.

The 25 years old has also wore the number 18 shirt for the Brazilian national team, which could also be vacant at Chelsea this summer, with Ross Barkley the current holder of the shirt number, likely to leave Chelsea this summer.

Are you happy that these three players could be playing for Chelsea next season?

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