Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has dismissed reports linking the club with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Reports over the weekend claimed Chelsea had decided to quit their home at Stamford Bridge and build a new stadium three miles south of their present ground, in Battersea.
Kenyon admits they have considered moving to a new location, but insists everyone at the club would prefer to increase Stamford Bridge’s capacity thanbuild from scratch.
“We have always wanted to see if we could expand Stamford Bridge and until that’s fully exhausted there are no immediate plans [to move] and in fact an immediate plan would be five or seven years away anyway,” Kenyon told Sky Sports News.
“At the same time we have been evaluating is there anywhere else in the locality, but looking for a 20 acre site close to Chelsea is never going to be easy.
“We get approached all the time – this is no more than one of those approaches.
“To say we have got plans or we are committed to moving away from Stamford Bridge is just incorrect.
“Stamford Bridge is unique in its location, it is the home of Chelsea and it would have to be very, very special to take us away from there.”