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AEG Has Talked To Five NFL Teams Relocating To Los Angeles

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Lead by president Tim Leiweke, AEG continues moving on with plans to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles. Leiweke confirmed Philip Anschutz would be willing to purchase the majority interest in a team to bring them to Los Angeles, which hasn't had a football team for 16 years.

The teams they've talked to, per the OC Register, include the St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers.

Perhaps the most intriguing team in that group is the Vikings, who are trying to get a new stadium of their own in Minnesota.

Leiweke said he last spoke with an NFL team "a week ago." That team is believed to be Minnesota. The Vikings are pursuing a $1.05 billion stadium proposal in which Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota would pick up $650 million of the tab.

Leiweke also said that their group is willing to pay the price to get a team to Los Angeles and used the Chargers as an example.

"Just as an example, if it's San Diego, they would have to pay $24 million under their agreement to get out of the lease," Leiweke said. "We would pay that."

Football in Los Angeles would seem to be a no-brainer. It's one of the largest cities and, with the NFL as the country's most popular sport, it's hard to understand how there isn't a team there already. That said, there are a lot of moving parts (and opposition against you) when you're talking about purchasing a team and re-locating them.