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Champions League: UEFA and UK government to hold talks over moving venue for final to London

The Champions League final was last staged in England at Wembley in 2013

The Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul is due to host the Champions League final on May 29 but pressure is mounting for the venue to be changed after the UK government urged fans not to travel for the fixture later this month and placed Turkey on its 'red' list of at-risk countries

UEFA will hold talks with the UK government on Monday about moving the Champions League final from Istanbul to London.

Wembley will be the most likely venue for the final if the fixture between Chelsea and Manchester City is moved to England.

A decision is expected to be made by Tuesday on whether the match will take place at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul as originally planned or at a different location.

Restrictions on foreign travel are set to be relaxed on May 17, but Turkey was added to the UK government's list of 'red' countries this week.

The government are in talks with UEFA over staging the Champions League final at Wembley

UK citizens returning from red list countries are required to quarantine at a government-approved hotel for 10 days.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has told fans not to travel to Turkey and confirmed the Football Association (FA) had approached UEFA over the prospect of moving the match to the UK in light of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.