UK government in talks for Champions League final to be held in England after Turkey put on travel red list

THE UK government is holding talks over moving the Champions League final from Istanbul to England.

This comes after the news Turkey was added to the UK travel red list, throwing into doubt whether Chelsea or Manchester City fans can attend the final.

After the two Premier League giants won their semi-final ties, Uefa was urged to move the final to Wembley Stadium.

These calls are only likely to increase after the announcement over adding Turkey to the red list.

And with talks underway between the government and Uefa it is expected to come to an agreement.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: "It does mean fans should not travel to Turkey. The FA are in discussions with Uefa. We are very open in hosting the final but this is ultimately a decision for Uefa.


"Given there are two English clubs involved we look forward to hearing from them."

It has been suggested a travel corridor could potentially be set up to enable supporters to watch the game.

Both clubs have been given 4,000 tickets for the Istanbul final although it is unclear whether they will be able to travel to Turkey.

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