The English Football Association applied to UEFA for the Champions League Final to be played between Manchester City and Chelsea on Saturday, May 29 in Istanbul, to England.
British Transport Minister Grant Shapps stated at the press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office at Number 10 that the British Football Federation applied to UEFA for the match to be played in England.
Shapps said talks between the British Football Association and UEFA officials are ongoing and UEFA will make the final decision.
The Minister of Transport also warned British fans not to go to the Champions League final in Turkey, where they decided to impose a travel ban.
While no statement has been made from Chelsea and Manchester City on the subject, it was noted in the news in the English press that Aston Villa, one of the Premier League teams, applied to the English Football Association and UEFA to play the match at Villa Park Stadium with a limited number of fans.