Chelsea could groundshare Wembley for one season with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur matched the Blues’ bid to make the national stadium their home.
The Blues are set to increase the capacity at Stamford Bridge to 60,000, which will take at least three seasons and cost £500 million, whilst Spurs are set to move to a new stadium all together which will cost £400 million.
Chelsea were hopeful having Wembley to themselves after submitting a four-year bid, thought to be worth around £15 million-a-season. If that had been approved, Tottenham may have had to play at Championship side MK Dons for the 2017-18 campaign.
But the Telegraph claim that Spurs, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, have equalled Chelsea’s bid for one season which may persuade the FA about allowing a groundshare.
If a two-way agreement was made, the FA could make up to £75 million a season, but in a statement it said it would not be drawn on commercial negotiations regarding the use of Wembley in 2017-18.
There have however been no negotiations between the two clubs over a deal.