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FA consider Soho Square departure

The Football Association have held discussions over plans to leave their Soho Square headquarters and move into Wembley Stadium.

The switch will save the governing body around £3million a year in rent and could lead to further savings through job cuts, reports the Daily Mail.

The FA have been based in offices at 25 Soho Square since October 2000 and there are still three years remaining on the lease.

Any move to Wembley, which the FA own, would therefore require a deal with their present landlords allowing the rental agreement to be cut short.

The £800m national stadium, which opened last May, was built with enough office space to house the FA's 240 staff, although a date for the migration was not fixed.

On Wednesday, however, FA chief executive Brian Barwick made a detailed presentation on the proposed move to members of the executive board, who supported the plan in principle.

A preliminary target of summer 2009 was discussed.

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