LONDON (Reuters) – Difficult negotiations are underway at the venue of the Champions League football final, Britain’s Minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.
The final, scheduled for May 29, will take place between two English clubs, Manchester City and Chelsea. It was supposed to be played in Istanbul, but this was questioned after the UK government put Turkey on its travel red list, making it almost impossible for UK fans to participate.
“There are some delicate negotiations going on at the moment,” Gove told Sky News when asked where the final is expected to take place.
“My friend, my colleague Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden (also Minister of Sports) is talking to people about it right now, so I don’t want to cut this. But I’m sure the UK fans would love to see the final played here in the UK. “
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Toby Chopra)