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Chargers are bolting to Los Angeles reports AP

Associated Press confirms that the San Diego Chargers will move to Los Angeles.
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Adam Sheftler, a reporter for ESPN, announced via Tweet last night that the San Diego Chargers might move to Los Angeles and the Associated Press confirmed that news today.  

San Diego Union Tribune reporter Annie Heilbrunn also hinted in a tweet that the move was coming.

The Chargers have been the home team of San Diego for 55-years.

Sheftler says that any details of the move still need to be finalized, Chairman to the team, Dean Spanos still needs to draft a relocation letter to the NFL and inform both San Diego and Los Angeles officials of the transfer.

The report also said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been notified along with other team owners.

Moving to Los Angeles was a decision not made lightly by Spanos, reports Sheftler. However, the chairman says he must begin fighting for a share of the Los Angeles market as soon as possible.

If the Bolts do make the switch to Los Angeles, they would be the second team to do so in a year’s time. The St. Louis Rams moved to a stadium in Inglewood, CA in 2016.

Spanos still has time to reject the move until a deal is finalized.

Due to a game this weekend and the holiday on Monday, the deadline for Spano’s decision has been extended.

“The deadline for the San Diego Chargers to exercise the option to relocate to Los Angeles is January 15," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement Wednesday. "Given the 15th falls on a Sunday of a playoff weekend and Monday is the federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., we are extending the deadline on exercising the option until Tuesday, January 17."

Recently voters struck down Measure C that would have added a tax to local hotels which would have been put toward building a new stadium for The Bolts.