Jose Mourinho discusses Chelsea’s £500m stadium plans, insists Blues NEED to expand

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has discussed the Blues’ £500m Stamford Bridge stadium expansion plan.

Images of the Blues’ expansion project was unveiled at the end of June, as the Premier League champions appear to have stepped up their desire to increase capacity of their current home.

Reports have claimed that Wembley Stadium could become Chelsea’s new home while the redevelopment takes place in west London, and it was recently suggested that they could be forced to ground-share with fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

And Mourinho has insisted that the club needs to complete the project – perhaps to compete with English rivals Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United – even though it will force a temporary Stamford Bridge exit:

“I’ve taken charge of 98 matches on my bench in Stamford Bridge and hope to have more,” as quoted by the Express.

“I know the club needs to make the next step and that is a new Stamford Bridge, more seats.

“At a certain point of our lives as a club, we will have to leave, which is a bad thing but, if we need to play at another stadium, we will try to make it our new home while we wait.”

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