Repair work on the roof at England’s Wembley Stadium could take up to 10 years to complete, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.

Although the roof was only completed in 2007, the sealant on metal sheeting that covers the roof began to leak in 2013, and the English Football Association (FA) took the decision to replace all sheeting to prevent further issues.

However, although work began in 2015, just 14 per cent of the repair project has been completed, as workers uncovered further issues that required attention.

According to the newspaper, an FA spokesperson said work is being carried out by specialist cladding constructors and that the delay is down to the limited time available for repairs to be made.

Work windows are also set to become shorter as English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur prepares to move into Wembley for the 2017-18 season as work is carried out on its new home stadium.