Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the Champions League final, the UK government has said after adding the country to England’s travel red list.
The European showpiece is due to take place in Istanbul on 29 May where Uefa had hoped to give both clubs a minimum of 4,000 tickets each for the game at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium (Times).
Transport secretary Grant Shapps insisted yesterday that the government was open to hosting the game in the UK (Sky Sports).
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium had been mentioned as a potential venue for the final if Uefa were to agree to move the game from Turkey (Daily Mail).
Football journalist Alasdair Gold has now taken to Twitter to reveal that it is his understanding that the state of the art stadium in North London is not in contention to host the final and there are no talks planned.
Understand Spurs are not in talks to host the Champions League final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium or planning talks about it.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) May 8, 2021
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