Chelsea’s £500million new stadium which is set to be built after bringing down the current Stamford Bridge seems to be under threat as Chelsea do not own the ground housing Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO), which was set up by Chelsea’s former chairman Ken Bates in 1992 own the playing surface and the surrounding ground.
Even though Chelsea have been given the go-ahead to build the new stadium after Hammersmith and Fulham Council approval, Chelsea must seek permission from CPO before any building work begins.
According to a report by The Sun, CPO will offer Chelsea a new 999-year lease but Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is seeking to buy the land completely and failure to come to an agreement could stall the construction of the new stadium.
The report also claims Chelsea and CPO are set to have discussion about the ground issue.