CHELSEA have released an updated list of squad numbers ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
And some fans are convinced that two concrete numbers have been released for the possible arrival of Moises Caicedo.
Caicedo, 21, is heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Three offers have already been rejected by Brighton for Chelsea – the last totaling £80m.
But the midfielder is now trying to force an exit from the Amex Stadium.
Caicedo missed Monday’s training session after missing Brighton’s last pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.
Chelsea are said to be making a fourth bid to finally finalize a deal.
And observant fans noticed that the Blues kept squad numbers four and 25 free.
Some proponents believe the two numbers were made available intentionally because of Caicedo.
One person tweeted, “I assume four are free for Caicedo!”
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Another added, “Nice… I’m guessing the #4 is reserved for Caicedo.”
A third wrote: “Caicedo 25 or four.”
While a fourth fan claimed, “I’ll get Enzo #8 or Caicedo #4.”
Defensive midfielders like Caicedo are generally given the number 4 jersey when they join a team.
The number 25 shirt is also synonymous with the Ecuador international as it is the number he wears for Brighton.
Chelsea have already signed Christopher Nkunku, Axel Disasi, Nicolas Jackson, Robert Sanchez and Lesley Ugochukwu this summer at a cost of around £171million.
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