Willian is set to wear the no.10 shirt at Chelsea next season following Eden Hazard club-record move to Real Madrid.
The Brazilian has been wearing no.22 since his arrival in 2013 but will now take the number vacated by his former team-mate.
Speaking to Brazilian TV show Desimpedidos, Willian claimed: “I was offered the number 10 jersey ahead of next season and I will take it.”
New Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic wore the no.24 shirt on his debut against Kawasaki Fontale but could move to the no.22 he wore for Borussia Dortmund following Willian’s switch.
Puslisic wears the no.10 for the United States, while Willian regularly wears the same number for Brazil, including at the recent Copa America.
Standard Sport understands inheriting the no.10 shirt has been discussed as part of Callum Hudson-Odoi’s ongoing contract talks, but it appears the youngster will miss out, or has passed, on the upgrade.
Hudson-Odoi wore no.20 last season.