Aldi has revealed it wants to open another supermarket in High Wycombe - even though there are two already.

The budget supermarket chain has revealed it is targeting five new stores in Bucks.

It is hoping to build new stores in Amersham, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Buckingham and Milton Keynes.

It comes weeks after rival budget chain Lidl revealed its 'wish list' of new store locations - including sites in Amersham, two more in High Wycombe, one in Marlow, one in Gerrards Cross, one in Chesham, one in Beaconsfield and three in Aylesbury.

Aldi already has more than 880 supermarkets in the UK - making it the fifth largest supermarket chain - but is on the look out for freehold town centre or edge-of-centre sites that it can develop.

It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.

“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.

“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”

If Aldi and Lidl get their way, High Wycombe could soon be bursting at the seams with budget supermarkets.

Aldi already has two stores - in Baker Street and in Tannery Road in Loudwater, with rumours of another for the former Cressex Island Park and Ride site, along with a McDonald's drive-thru.

Meanwhile, Lidl also has a large store in West Richardson Street, with work currently being carried out on transforming the former Homebase store on London Road into a new supermarket.