The Olympic Stadium, being constructed for the London 2012 Olympic games, is pictured in east London
The Olympic Stadium, being constructed for the London 2012 Olympic games, is pictured in east London, March 4, 2010. REUTERS

Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed that it has registered an interest in moving from its historic stadium at White Hart Lane to the Olympic Stadium, following the 2012 Olympics.

The club said that it had also received approval from Haringey Council to go ahead with the Northumberland Development Project, which is the club's plan to develop a new stadium.

Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, said, "Clearly we are delighted with this unanimous decision and are grateful to all those who expressed such clear support for the plans. I should stress that there is still much work to be done. We shall continue to work with Haringey Council and the application will now be considered by the Mayor of London and referred to the Secretary of State.

"In the meantime I can also confirm we have registered an interest in the Olympic Stadium site within the deadline of 30 September, in conjunction with AEG (Europe), the world's largest entertainment and facilities management company.

"It is only prudent and good management that we ensure that we investigate all possible options for the Club. We were informed by the Olympic Park Legacy Company that were we not to register an interest at this time, there would not be an opportunity at any future date.

"We have always maintained that we wouldn't undertake any project that could undermine the overall financial stability and future success of the Club and this shall remain our guiding principle going forward and in determining our best option in the interests of the Club and all its fans and stakeholders.

"We shall keep everyone connected with the Club updated over the coming months as discussions continue with the various public sector bodies."

So far the only other football club to register an interest in the Olympic Stadium is West Ham United.