Chelsea rule out move from the Bridge
Published 17:25 07/10/10 By MirrorFootball
Chelsea have again reiterated their desire to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Chairman Bruce Buck insists last season double-winners would find it very difficult to move.
Chelsea are continuing to look at other ways of building their income streams to match the type of revenues Manchester United and Arsenal claim from their gate receipts.
The Blues are currently four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League and while Buck says Chelsea will never rule out leaving their current home, they were focusing on revenue from commercial activity, sponsorship and new media.
"There is a lot of history and tradition at Stamford Bridge," said Buck.
"The club has been here since 1905 and so it's very, very difficult for us to make the philosophical decision that we are going to move on.
"Certainly we wouldn't leave west London or thereabouts and there are very few sites available.
"We have to do things with our other commercial activities to make up the deficit that is created by the fact we don't have a 60,000-seat stadium.
"I can't say that we will never move or have a new stadium but at the moment it's not at the front of our agenda.
"What's at the front of our agenda is increasing our commercial activities, increasing our sponsors and increasing how we use new media," he told Sky Sports News.
Meanwhile, Scotland insist they have no plans to poach Chelsea's teenage midfielder Josh McEachran.
Under-21 coach Billy Stark has denied reports that he had tried to persuade the 17-year-old to switch his allegiance from England.
McEachran has won many plaudits after making his Premier League debut in the defeat to Manchester City earlier this month.
The player has Scottish lineage but Stark declared: "Of course I'm aware of Josh but he's playing for England and there's nothing to suggest he's unhappy with that situation.
"He's playing for England and that's it as far as I'm concerned. If someone is currently playing for another nation we'd have to be given some encouragement."