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Insider – Tottenham nearing historic £23m deal, Champions League shakeup expected

Wembley

Cheers all round from the Tottenham lot in tonight, who’ve read reports from Sky Sports that the club are close to sealing a deal to make Wembley their temporary home and reacted with delight.

FA chairman Greg Dyke has revealed Spurs are close to a deal that would see them play their home games at the most famous footballing arena in the world for the 2017-18 campaign.

It would be a temporary arrangement while their new £400m 61,000 seater stadium is being built, with plans for that to be ready by the start of the 2018-19 season.

‘We’re certainly in discussions with Spurs that they should come in for a full season when they’re re-building their stadium’, Dyke revealed.

‘We’re a long way down the path with reaching an agreement.’

Dyke also revealed that there’s a chance Spurs could play their Champions League fixtures at the home of English football this season, as they begin work on downsizing White Hart Lane.

‘We’re in discussions about them playing their Champions League games there at Wembley next year but I don’t know much about that.’

‘On the full season, I think we’re quite close to a deal.’

It has previously been reported that the North London outfit will pay the footballing association £23m in rent to use Wembley for the year.

Will this change anything for Spurs? Will you find weird seeing teams play at Wembley every other week? 

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