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Could Tottenham Hotspur move in to the Olympic Stadium?

By Simon Harris: ITV London Correspondent

Spurs have been given the green light to approach Olympic stadium bosses about a temporary groundshare with West Ham.

Orbit tower alongside the Olympic stadium Credit: PA

Tottenham are expected to be homeless for at least a season following a legal wrangle over plans for a new ground at White Hart Lane.

The London Legacy Development Corporation, which runs the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, said today it was open to an offer.

Orbit tower alongside the Olympic stadium Credit: PA

West Ham are due to move into the £429m Olympic stadium from Upton Park in August 2016.

Dennis Hone, LLDC Chief Executive, said West Ham's fixtures would have priority but a Spurs groundshare could work.

We'd have to look at the impact on surrounding areas, we'd have to look at the impact on the pitch, the wear and tear and we'd have to look at the commercial offer if they were to make one and whether that's viable because as you'd expect there would be additional costs of running the stadium and there would be additional costs in terms of wear and tear of the pitch.

– Dennis Hone, LLDC Chief Executive

Neale Coleman, the Mayor's Olympic advisor, said Spurs had yet to make contact but he was prepared to discuss a deal.

If there was a good solid commercial deal to be done and we could solve these problems we are absolutely open to a discussion.

– Neale Coleman, the Mayor's Olympic advisor

LLDC bosses have confirmed the £154m bill for converting the stadium into a football ground could rise because of unforseen costs to strengthen the roof.