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Mikel keeps No.12 shirt

Nigeria international Mikel Obi will keep his jersey number 12 after his EPL side Chelsea released the new numbering for the 2012/2013 season.

Mikel is set for the USA with the rest of the squad for the pre-season training.

According to a report on Chelsea official website, Jose Bosingwa and Solomon Kalou’s shirt numbers have been assigned to new players, while Didier Drogba’s jersey number 11 has not been assigned to any player yet.

Kevin De Bruyne will wear 14, a number that was unused in the last campaign.

Eden Hazard got number 17 previously worn by Jose Bosingwa and Marko Marin is was assigned jersey number 21 following the departure of Salomon Kalou.

Chelsea and their new signings are due to fly to the United States on Saturday to beginning their pre-season tour.


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