Fulham face pressure to share with Chelsea

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Fulham have stepped up controversial plans to move in with their west London rivals Chelsea, after the Premier League ruled that Loftus Road would need significant improvements to host top-flight football beyond next season.

Fulham have stepped up controversial plans to move in with their west London rivals Chelsea, after the Premier League ruled that Loftus Road would need significant improvements to host top-flight football beyond next season.

Fulham are committed to staying at Queen's Park Rangers' ground for one more season and then revealed that discussions with Chelsea over a groundshare from August 2004 were ongoing.

Fulham could move to Stamford Bridge if they have still not decided between a budget scheme to renovate Craven Cottage, and building a new stadium on an as yet unidentified site.

The club's announcement that their tenure at Loftus Road would be extended by 12 months came after the Premier League warned that some of the ground's facilities were not up to scratch.

The big obstacle between Fulham and a move to Stamford Bridge is a planning rule, banning more than one team playing there.

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