New images show Chelsea's Battersea Power Station intent
9:31am Wednesday 27th June 2012 in News
Chelsea have unveiled an artist's impression of their dream stadium next to Battersea Power Station - despite having their bid for the site rejected.
Earlier this month Malaysian company SP Setia's rumoured £400m bid for the site was accepted but its owners have been quoted as saying a football stadium is "out of the question".
But while Setia's bid has been accepted, the deal will not be complete until the standard 28-day process of due diligence, which ends of July 5, is over.
In a statement released on their website, Chelsea said: "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."
SP Setia's position has not deterred the European champions from retaining a belief that they might still be able build a new 60,000-seater stadium on the vacant 39-acre site.
In a move designed to strengthen their case, Chelsea last week released an image of how the stadium might look with the help of development partner Almacantar and architects Kohn Pedersen Fox.