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Buck admits Chelsea still exploring stadium options

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says they're still exploring the prospect of building a new stadium.

There is a feeling Chelsea need a bigger ground to compete with the likes Manchester United and Arsenal.

Buck told the London Evening Standard: "We're looking for a site close to Stamford Bridge and there are maybe three or four of those maximum. We could put a fantastic stadium at Battersea making use of the power station, which could be one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. We could put in an excellent stadium at Earls Court.

"But we don't have those sites. Expanding Stamford Bridge would be very expensive, wouldn't be very nice to look at and is not likely to be financially viable. We've thought about sharing with Queens Park Rangers or Fulham but we're not considering it because we know how unhappy our fans would be. Most fans - 99 per cent - accept we might have to leave but they don't want to move to Wormwood Scrubs or to Croydon. If we proposed something specific that made sense, the Chelsea Pitch Owners would support us. Battersea or Earls Court is likely to satisfy most fans."

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