SPURS have dropped legal action over the deal to hand the Olympic Stadium to West Ham, after the Government scrapped the plan last week.

The club were due in the High Court tomorrow in their bid to win a judicial review over March’s decision to give the east London stadium to West Ham, but after the Olympic Park Legacy Committee decided the 60,000-seater venue should remain in public ownership, Spurs have dropped the action.

Despite last week’s decision, it is almost certain that West Ham will rent the stadium in a £2m-a-year deal after London 2012.

Tottenham are currently stalling on a deal to build a new 56,000-seater stadium in Haringey, that would see the Mayor of London and Haringey Council give £17m to help implement the scheme.