Chelsea: Robinho will wear Shevchenko's No.7 shirt

The Daily Mirror reports that Robinho will be handed Andriy Shevchenko's old No.7 shirt when his £28million move to Chelsea is completed on Friday.

The Real Madrid winger is expected to be unveiled by the weekend with the Blues even hopeful he will be registered in time to play against Spurs on Sunday.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon reckons Robinho, 24, can emulate the success of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

He said: "I think he comes with real desire and wants to be recognised as one of the best players in the world.

"I know everyone does, but Robinho is different to what we have had. He's young, he's 24, so he's the right age, and he's come from Madrid so he understands what big club football is all about."

Meanwhile Chelsea have risked angering Real Madrid by advertising replica Robinho shirts for sale before the transfer for the Brazil forward has been completed.

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