UK Athletics say no discussions have been held over their proposed use of the London Stadium this summer, amid claims that the Hammers have priority over the venue if the Premier League season stretches beyond June.

The Irons reckon they have first say on the stadium under the “overriding priority principle”, while the London Legacy Development Corporation have insisted it is too early to make any decision over the stadium’s ongoing use.

UKA chief Nic Coward told The Times:  “As far as we’re concerned athletics has priority and nobody has spoken to us about changes in the summer, including any plans for West Ham games.”

West Ham said in a statement: “As the primary concessionaire at London Stadium, our agreement with our landlords E20 has a clause known as the Overriding Priority Principle.

“The football season is defined as ending on the date falling one day after the final competitive match we play in an event year.

“As yet, we have no confirmation of when postponed matches will be played but if and when they are rescheduled, they will be played at London Stadium, which is the home ground of West Ham United.”