Champions League Final Venue To Be Relocated To London

The UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea may be moved to Wembley if certain assurances can be met.

The Government decision to place Turkey on the high-risk ‘red list’ for international travel on Friday evening threw plans to stage the all-English May 29 showpiece in Istanbul into disarray.

It is understood officials from European football’s governing body are meeting virtually with civil servants from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Monday with a decision expected within the next 24 hours.

UEFA is understood to have ruled out any venue within the UK except for Wembley, and to be seeking guarantees of quarantine-free entry to the country for its delegates, along with media, sponsors and other VIPs.

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It also wants the Government to ensure it can match the 22,500 capacity pledged for the group stage and last 16 matches at Euro 2020.

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