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Johnson re-election a blow to Blues move

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Boris Johnson's re-election as London Mayor may have dealt the first blow to Chelsea's hopes of transforming Battersea Power Station into their new home.

The Blues confirmed they had submitted a bid to build a 60,000-seater stadium on the 39-acre site in Wandsworth just hours before Johnson was declared the winner in the battle to run the capital for the next four years.

The mayor is one of the people Chelsea will need to convince to allow them to redevelop the Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station but his chief of staff and Deputy Mayor for planning, Sir Edward Lister, has said: "I don't think the site is suitable for Chelsea, and nor do a lot of people. It's not a goer."

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