The current vacant Chelsea shirt numbers are 6, 25, 26 and 27, but with Frank Lampard looking for attacking reinforcements ahead of the expected departures of Willian and Pedro, it perhaps indicates that Werner will be able to pick his favoured shirt number.
Fellow summer arrival Hakim Ziyech wears no.22 for Ajax, a shirt taken by Christian Pulisic last year, but could be tempted by a promotion to no.10.
The Blues are set to complete a £53million deal for the RB Leipzig forward next week, with Werner joining on a long-term contract worth a reported £9million-a-year, making him one of the club’s highest-earners after bonuses.
Werner had made clear his desire to join Liverpool, but after the champions elect proved unwilling to meet his release clause, Chelsea swooped thanks to quick work from transfer chief Marina Granovskaia and Lampard’s personal interventions.
The Chelsea boss detailed to Werner exactly how he would fit into his plans, offering the 24-year-old the chance to immediately play a far more significant role in west London than Jurgen Klopp could have offered him at Anfield given the quality of the Reds’ current front three.
Werner’s signing proves a major coup for Lampard, who has made his intentions as Chelsea manager clear from the off