Chelsea have confirmed the squad number for new signing Alvaro Morata, the official website of the Premier League champions is reporting.
For the forthcoming season, the Spain international and former Real Madrid star will wear the number nine shirt.
On Friday, shortly after announcing the capture of Morata, Chelsea had updated their website, with a hint that he will be handed the number eight or nine jersey.
The 24-year-old will make his unofficial debut in Tuesday’s friendly against Bayern Munich in Singapore, according to manager Antonio Conte.
Morata trained for the first time with his new teammates on Sunday.