Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed that Chelsea have made a stunning four-year offer to play at England’s national stadium Wembley while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped in a bid to ruin Spurs’ chances of playing there, as per the Daily Telegraph.
Both London clubs are on the scour for a new ground while work is ongoing in their existing home ground.
But Tottenham have only shown an interest in making use of Wembley for just one season, while Chelsea are looking to seal an agreement that will see them use the stadium for four years, as per the report.
The duo have offered £15m per season to be able to use Wembley. But as Chelsea need the stadium for much longer, their offer is certainly worth four times as much, which Levy believes gives the Blues more advantage over his own side in any potential decision.
Spurs want to play in a London-based stadium during the 2017/18 campaign, while the finishing touches are being put to their 60,050 all-seater stadium on their current site at White Hart Lane.
Now if their Wembley bid fails, they could be forced to play at Milton Keynes.
On the other hand, Chelsea need a temporary home for much longer as their existing is set to undergo a £500m redevelopment, as per reports, meaning they need to play elsewhere at least for the next three seasons.
The reason the Blues made a four-year bid is for precautionary measures, in case any issue arises which could hinder the revamp of Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s relocation to Wembley would make a whole lot of sense, as it would give the Blues the chance to lure in top class players. This is simply because a bigger stadium – Stamford Bridge – will means more money [tickets, and the likes].