Tottenham Hotspur made Upton Park approach?

A general view of Upton Park, home of West Ham United on October 15, 2011
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A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur failed in a bid to purchase Upton Park earlier this year.

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly made an enquiry to buy Upton Park earlier this season.

The East London ground will be vacant come 2015 when West Ham United switch to the Olympic Stadium.

Spurs themselves were previously keen on the Olympic facility, but lost out to West Ham in the bidding process. However, the North Londoners responded to that by attempting to purchase Upton Park, which was rejected, according to Sky Sports News.

The report added that Spurs have also considered approaching the Football Association for the temporary use of Wembley to stage their home fixtures while their new stadium, which is due to open in 2017, is constructed.

Kevin Nolan of West Ham United celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game for his side during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park on February 8, 2014
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