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Real Madrid settle on shirt number for incoming Hazard

Real Madrid have already settled on the number Eden Hazard will take when he arrives from Chelsea.

The Sun says Hazard will wear the No 7 shirt when he finally signs for Real Madrid.

The Chelsea ace wants his £115million deal wrapped up - as does Bernabeu president Florentino Perez.

Even though Hazard is set to become the first major signing of manager Zinedine Zidane's second stint as Madrid boss, he will not be allowed to wear his beloved No 10.

The club are not willing to take the shirt off Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, who won the Ballon d'Or last year.

Instead Hazard will get the No 7 - which belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo before he quit for Juventus last summer.

Striker Mariano Diaz has it at the moment but is happy to hand it over.

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