Report: West Ham may have to temporarily share Olympic Stadium with rivals Chelsea

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There is a possibility that West Ham United could share the Olympic Stadium with London rivals Chelsea, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Premier League giants Chelsea have laid down the groundwork for a complete redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.

According to reports, the Blues are ready to spend up to £500million to demolish their current stadium and replace it with a 60,000-seater facility, subject to approval from the Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

The stadium redevelopment plan is expected to take at least a minimum of three years to be completed and the Blues are already exploring options regarding where they will play during the time of the construction.

It has been suggested that Chelsea are currently in talks with the FA to relocate to Wembley during the three-year period and a £20 million-a-year rent deal has been mooted.

Now according to reports from the Daily Mail, the Premier League giants have drawn up a contingency plan as well and have held talks with the London Legacy Development Company over a possible ground sharing agreement of the Olympic Stadium along with soon-to-be occupants West Ham United.

West Ham recently played their final game at the Boleyn Ground and will be making a move to Stratford next season in a bargain £2.5million-per-year deal. The reports add that if Chelsea are granted permission to play in the Olympic Stadium, the LLDC will charge a much higher rent than that of West Ham.

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