West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says they need the Premier League if they're to fill the London Olympic stadium.

The Hammers are the preferred tenants for the stadium and they are awaiting confirmation to move in for the 2015-16 season.

Allardyce said: "There is this huge, massive-looking Olympic Stadium which is going to be converted and if that is going to be converted into a football arena, it will be one of the biggest in the country.

"West Ham needs the players to be established in the Premier League if they want to fill it."