Chelsea have reportedly made an £11m offer to the Football Association to move into Wembley Stadium for the duration of the planned redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, according to the Metro.
Plans were recently revealed for the club’s stunning £500m refurbishment of the West London ground, as Roman Abramovic hopes to turn it into a ‘cathedral of football’.
Initial plans are already in place to get the work underway, but the Blues must first find a suitable site for them to ground share before building work can begin.
A report in The Times claims that Abramovic has targeted Wembley – a full eight miles away in North London – as the ideal temporary home and has now made an offer to open talks about turning it into a reality.
The Times state that Chelsea will cough up a fee of £11m to move into the national stadium for a three-year period, and aim to move in in time for the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
A ground share was on the cards in the past for London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham when Wembley was first built, however, that didn’t go ahead and so far there is no inkling that the FA would be inclined to accept Chelsea’s offer.