Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has held talks with the owner of the New York Mets about the possibility of staging a Major League Baseball game at London Stadium.

The venue, formerly known as the Olympic Stadium, is the current home of Premier League football club West Ham United and has been mooted as a possible MLB venue for some time. 

Stadium operators had been in advanced talks with MLB officials to stage games next year, but the plans fell through in July. If the fresh discussions prove successful, games could be played in London in 2018.

Khan met with Mets owner Fred Wilpon last week to discuss the prospect of London hosting a game in the future, and has said that MLB officials are “very receptive” to the idea.

“What we’re discussing with Major League Baseball is for them to come here during the summer, which works for us for obvious reasons,” Khan said, according to the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“They are very excited and the commissioner (Rob Manfred) is very keen. They’ve tried Major League Baseball in Australia. They were very receptive. The owners of the New York Mets were very receptive. We’re in discussions about MLB and we want MLB to come to London.”