Chargers President Dean Spanos denied a report that he’s been dreaming about moving his football team up the road to Los Angeles.

In eve-of-the-NFL-season interviews with the Union-Tribune and North County Times yesterday, Spanos said he didn’t know why an unnamed NFL owner would have said he wanted to move to L.A.

“I don’t recall ever saying anything like that,” Spanos told the U-T. “I’ve remained consistent that we want to stay in San Diego.”

Earlier in this week, we rounded up recent news about the Chargers including the L.A. comments attributed to Spanos.

Spanos told the U-T and NCT that he was feeling positive about a potential new stadium downtown. No plans are on the table yet, but initial estimates peg a new stadium at $800 million with a significant public subsidy. A vote is tentatively scheduled for November 2012. But much will depend on the league reaching labor peace with its players.

The conversations weren’t all rosy, though. Spanos also trotted out what’s become a standard line about if the team will stick around and its now eight-year stadium search: “I think we’re closer to the end of the process than the beginning, but I don’t know where we would go if this site doesn’t work out.”

Correction: The caption on this photo previously misidentified A.G. Spanos as Alex Spanos. It’s been updated to reflect the correct information. We regret the error.

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