Tottenham EXCLUSIVE: Spurs suffer major blow with new stadium naming rights

HSBC have pulled out the negotiations to buy the naming rights at Tottenham’s new stadium.

And the north Londoners look set to go into their new home without a deal being sorted.

The lack of stadium sponsor would be a major blow to Spurs, with the stadium possibly costing as much as £1bn.

Spurs have announced their new home will be known as the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ until a sponsor is found.

Chairman of HSBC – one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world – Mark Tucker was leading the talks with Spurs.

But Starsport understands a figure could not be agreed with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

The two men have dealt with each other before, with Tucker being the former chief executive of Tottenham’s current kit sponsor AIA.

Spurs new stadium was due to open a week on Saturday for the home game against Liverpool.

Delays have seen the date put back with the first game now looking like being the derby against Chelsea on November 24.

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Tottenham have suffered a blow with their new stadium naming rights

But reports claim Spurs have also drawn up a contingency plan which would see them extend their deal with the FA to continue playing at Wembley until December 15, when they will face Burnley.

Spurs play Watford in the Carabao Cup later this month but will play the ‘home’ match at Milton Keynes Dons’ Stadium: MK.

They’ll also play all three of their Champions League group matches at Wembley.

Spurs have been drawn against Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven.

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