By Wayne Veysey

31st Mar, 2017 | 3:35pm

Confirmed: Tottenham reach agreement as £15m deal draws closer

By Harry Sykes

Tottenham have agreed an extension to decide whether they will play their home matches at Wembley next season, the club announced on Friday.

Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter account that they have struck a deal with stadium chiefs to extend the original deadline of 31 March by a month until 30 April.

The arrangement expires on the same day Tottenham face Arsenal, which could be the final north London derby to take place at their 118-year historic White Hart Lane home.

Chairman Daniel Levy admitted in the club’s newly-released financial accounts this week that the board want to be convinced the building work is on track at their new stadium before committing to a temporary move to Wembley.

In a statement on Twitter, Tottenham declared their intention remains to start the 2018-19 season at their redeveloped 61,000-seat ground.

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“This is to give ourselves greater flexibility before making the final decision on the decommissioning of White Hart Lane,” the statement read.

“Our intention remains to spend next season at Wembley Stadium before returning to our new stadium in Tottenham for the 2018-19 season.”

Until they are comfortable with the building timetable, Tottenham will keep open the option of spending next season at White Hart Lane.

Despite the widespread assumption that this will be the final year at the ground that has been home since 1899, the club have not said publicly that is the case.

Football site Squawka claim that Spurs chiefs would need to pay £15million in rent to host games at Wembley in 2017-18 while White Hart Lane is redeveloped.

The new White Hart Lane is expected to cost between £400million and 450million and the club have promised it will be the best ground in the Premier League, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, a huge single-tier stand and industry leading corporate hospitality.

Work on the rest of the scheme – including 585 new homes, a 180-bedroom hotel, offices, a health centre and a club museum – will take the total cost of the project to more than £700million.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino’s side return to action this weekend when they travel to Burnley for a Premier League fixture aiming to keep their slim title hopes alive.

In other Tottenham transfer news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.

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