In the wake of the report, Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos issued a full-throated, expletive-laden denial, maintaining his commitment to the city.
"We're not going to London", Spanos told the Los Angeles Times. This is our home, and this is where we are planning to be for a long f-ing time.
According to a report from Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic, the Chargers and the National Football League are expressing interest in moving the team from L.A.to London permanently.
Well, we now know how the Chargers feel about relocating to London - or anywhere, for that matter.
The AFC West side will instead look to move a new $4.5billion stadium next year that they will share with The Los Angeles Rams. No consideration has been given to the Chargers playing anywhere other than Los Angeles at the new stadium in Hollywood Park next season and beyond.
The NFL now schedules four regular season games in London per year. The Chargers' first 1960 season was in L.A. and then they moved to San Diego.
Gruden said it's hard to prepare for the Chargers with three days between games and a banged-up roster that's constantly in flux. This Thursday night, the two teams will play their final game against one another in Oakland for the foreseeable future.
Los Angeles was a home dog Sunday against the Green Bay Packers but won 26-11 in the team's first game since Coach Anthony Lynn fired offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
For their part, the Raiders were reported previous year to be considering London as "an option" for their 2019 home games. They remained there until a return to LA in 2017.