Shahid Khan reveals whether Chelsea will be able to play at Wembley
Shahid Khan has given Chelsea the green light to rent Wembley as the Blues look for a temporary home during the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.
The Fulham owner is looking to complete the purchase of the national stadium after the Football Association announced on Thursday it had received an offer to buy the 90,000-seater stadium , which was completed in 2007 at a reported cost of £800million.
It’s reported that the billionaire, who also owns NFL franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars, made an £950m offer to the FA for the arena.
That led to Chelsea fans raising concerns with their club keen to move to the England ground as a base for up to four years from 2021 as part of their plan to demolish and rebuild Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham have played at Wembley this season and Khan revealed he expects the Blues could do likewise and that the ground will remain a ‘cradle of English football’.
"Quite the contrary," said Khan. "Chelsea are talking about maybe building a stadium and we will welcome them because we will be looking for more creative ways to multi use.
"We will absolutely be looking into things like that. We want to support English football and we want to support Wembley.
"Wembley will remain as the cradle of English football, only supplemented by the NFL and other events."
The Blues have enjoyed great success at the new Wembley since it reopened, winning four FA Cups, the League Cup and the Community Shield beneath the arch.
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