Uefa is under major pressure to move the Champions League final to England after Chelsea joined Manchester City in the biggest game in club football. Fan leaders at both clubs, MPs and public health experts have all called for this month’s all-English showdown to be moved from Istanbul to the UK amid fears coronavirus travel restrictions will prevent many supporters attending and that those who do go will catch the disease while in a country struggling to contain it. Uefa has previously ruled out taking the final from the Ataturk Stadium for a second straight year but is facing renewed pressure to do so after City and Chelsea’s semi-final triumphs. “Of course, we’d like them to do that,” said Kevin Parker, the general secretary of the Manchester City Supporters Group. Citing the UK Government’s key role last month in bringing down the European Super League, he added: “Maybe Uefa owe the British Government a favour and what more ideal way to do it.” Cliff Auger, the chairman of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, added: “That’s the ideal scenario.” Clive Efford MP, a member of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport select committee and a former shadow sports minister, said: “It absolutely makes sense that if it is not going to be the huge spectacle it has always been then it should be played out at Wembley and Istanbul should be offered the final at a later date.” City and Chelsea are expected to be handed more than 4,000 tickets each for a third-full Ataturk Stadium and Efford said it would “make a mockery” of Britain’s roadmap out of lockdown if thousands of fans travelled to Turkey in the current climate. That view was supported by MPs Kevin Brennan and Layla Moran, as well as public health experts Prof Paul Hunter of the University of Norwich and Prof Keith Neal of the University of Nottingham. Many fans may be unable to attend the game anyway if, as expected, Turkey is not added to the Government’s ‘green list’ of countries when it lifts its ban on foreign travel on May 17. It would mean UK residents going to the May 29 final would have to self-isolate for up to 10 days upon their return. Auger said: “I’m self-employed and it would cost me a fortune if I had to stick to that, aside from the cost of getting to Istanbul and back. “That would put the block on it for me, I think. That would stop me from going, for sure.” Parker predicted enough City fans would be prepared to quarantine to sell out the club’s allocation, suggesting some supporters would rather quit their jobs than miss the biggest game in the club’s history. “Listen, this is the Champions League final: Manchester City playing in a Champions League final. People will almost make any sacrifice,” he said.