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The west London club have released several artist impressions of their proposed 60,000-seater stadium, despite not being selected as preferred bidders for the site

Chelsea have revealed designs for their proposed redevelopment of Battersea power station into a replacement for Stamford Bridge.

Despite not being selected as the preferred bidders for the site, the artist's impressions showed how the club planned to integrate the power station's famous chimneys in the 60,000-seater stadium design.

The club reiterated that they were not in discussions to purchase the site, but insisted that their redevelopment would be a good option.

"It is important that our fans understand that Chelsea Football Club is not currently in discussions with the sellers of the site," the club said in an official statement on their website.

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"The sellers have selected a Malaysian consortium as their preferred bidders, and we understand negotiations are continuing. We do not know if those negotiations will be successful or not.

"We firmly believe our proposals could address the unique challenges presented by the site.

"The design would integrate the stadium with the power station in a sensitive, unique and powerful way, with all significant historical aspects of the power station to be retained.

"In creating an iconic world-class stadium we would preserve the four chimneys and wash towers along with the historically significant west turbine hall and control room, all to be restored and retained in their original locations."

On the suggestion that the rejection of Chelsea's bid spelled the end of a new stadium, they commented that the Battersea project was "one of a limited number of options the club is considering".

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