Report: Chelsea offer £4m more than Tottenham, plan to shut London rivals out

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Chelsea are offering the FA more than Tottenham to play at Wembley while their new stadium is built, and do not want to share it.

Two of the Premier League's biggest clubs are planning major changes for their future as they work on constructing a new stadium.

Work is already ongoing for Tottenham Hotspur, who plan to move into their new stadium in the 2018/19 season.

Chelsea unveiled plans this week for their own upgrade to a 60,000 seater stadium, which will be built on the Stamford Bridge site.

This means they will need to find a new home for up to three seasons, while Tottenham, who leave White Hart Lane at the end of 2016/17, require a temporary based for one.

Both clubs are interested in using national stadium Wembley as a stop gap, and The Times reports offers are on the table with the FA from both.

Chelsea have submitted an offer of £15 million to use the ground for three seasons, while Spurs have £11 million - to use it for one and possibly a second season if required.

Now if making money is the FA's goal, then Chelsea's offer is more likely to be accepted, but the Blues are planning to stipulate that they will not share the stadium with Tottenham.

Tottenham cannot offer more than Chelsea for a shorter stay, nor will they want to get into a bidding war over the stadium.

Yet it would leave them shut out, and needing to look at alternatives, one of which could be Stadium:MK in Milton Keynes, which The Mirror reported earlier this season was a strong possibility.

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