London Mayor Sadiq Khan has waded into the controversy around Millwall's stadium, saying he plans to speak to Lewisham Council about the issue.

The council's decision to grant a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for land at New Bermondsey near where The Den is located has been hotly contested by the football club.

An independent report, published by Lord Dyson on November 28, cleared the Council of wrongdoing, but Millwall has said it may still be forced to leave the stadium and move as far as Kent.

Now Mayor Khan has stepped into the ring, putting his support behind Millwall and saying he wants the club to stay in its current home in Lewisham.

Millwall FC was highly critical of the process and the decision to grant outline planning permission to developer Renewal.

A statement from Millwall FC, published on December 1, said the club would strongly oppose a renewed attempt by the council to use its compulsory purchase powers to “seize the Millwall land around The Den”.

It said: “We continue to consider all options. One of which has to be the possible departure of Millwall Football Club and its community scheme from this borough.

“That is not our preferred route, but one that we may be forced to seriously consider should the Club continue to be subjected to hostile acts by our local Labour council and not be in control of its immediate neighbourhood.”

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: "The Mayor has been clear that he wants Millwall to stay at their current home in Lewisham.

"City Hall is now considering the independent report that Lewisham council received from Lord Dyson and will be discussing it with the council in due course.”

Developer Renewal has said there is a strong need for more homes in the borough and that the plans would bring "much needed redevelopment in this deprived area."

A spokesperson from Millwall said: “Millwall Football Club welcomes any positive intervention from the Mayor of London in helping to find constructive solutions to the ongoing issues in Lewisham"

Lewisham Council has been contacted for comment.