Orient in legal move over West Ham Olympic deal
Outspoken Leyton Orient owner Barry Hearn said he will seek a judicial review over West Ham's proposed move into the Olympic Stadium.
The Hammers' are reportedly on the verge of signing a deal to become tenants at the Stratford venue after the London Legacy Development Corporation made the club "preferred bidder".
While the LLDC said its selection process is fair, Hearn disagrees.
East London side Orient also applied to become tenants at the Olympic Stadium.
"We believe the rules of the bidding process set out by the LLDC have not been followed," he said in an interview with BBC London.
"We are challenging them by asking the High Court to issue a judicial review."
Hearn has also proposed a ground sharing scheme with West Ham and last year told The Wharf he was in talks with legacy bosses over a deal.
However, West Ham have declined to discuss such a move.
The LLDC said in a statement: "We have been notified that Leyton Orient have made the decision to issue proceedings for judicial review.
"Whilst this is disappointing, we believe that our processes have been robust, fair and transparent and that the challenge is misconceived."