Tottenham are negotiating a deal to make Wembley their home ground for the Champions league 2016/17 season and play their 2017/18 premier league games at the stadium ahead the rebuilding of a new stadium close to White Hart Lane.
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has revealed Spurs are close to clinching an agreement over Wembley.“We’re in discussions with Tottenham that they should come in for a full season when they’re building their new stadium, and we are a long way down the path on reaching agreement.I think there are some discussions about whether they will play Champions League games at Wembley next year but I don’t know much about that. But on the full season (2017-18), I think we’re quite close to a deal”.Spurs plan to move into their new £400million stadium in the 2018/19 season and only need to leave White Hart Lane for one campaign while work is finished.
He also confirmed Chelsea are also looking at using the venue for three seasons while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped. Chelsea’s redevelopment of Stamford Bridge will cost in the region of £500m, but the club are yet to receive confirmation of planning permission on the application that was made in December and no fixed dates for the build have been set.“Chelsea have really exciting plans for that stadium – to demolish the whole thing and build a new one on the existing site,” said Dyke.If they came to Wembley, that would mean coming for three years”.