Reports have claimed that Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle with charity Stoll to purchase the neighbouring site to Stamford Bridge.

According to the Evening Standard, the Blues have taken a huge step towards completing the £65m deal that will allow them to remain at their long-term home.

It has been widely claimed for a number of years now that there are plans for the club to increase their capacity in the coming years.

Particularly under Todd Boehly, there has been a desire to increase their overall attendance from the current number of around 42,000.

When comparing that figure with a number of the other clubs who are commercially on the same level as Chelsea, it is clear they have fallen behind a number of their rivals already in that respect.

Chelsea close to Stamford Bridge redevelopment deal
You only need to look at recent moves from London rivals Tottenham and West Ham to new stadiums to see how far those moves have elevated their clubs.

Now, it has been claimed that the Blues are closing in on a deal to secure a large section of land next to Stamford Bridge, that will allow them to make the redevelopment plans they are hoping for.

The report goes on to say that they are at risk of angering a number of locals with their decision.

It has been claimed that the project is being led by Jonathan Goldstein, who is one of the co-owners at the club.

It remains to be seen if the Blues will have to play any of their home football at a temporary stadium, like Spurs did when they had to play at Wembley.

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