adidas are in pole position to clinch a world record kit deal with
Manchester United. Senior insiders at the German sportswear giant
believe a £60million-a-year deal has all but been agreed, even though
current sponsors Nike retain the right to match any offer and extend a
partnership that dates back to 2002 with United. That, however, is
thought to be unlikely when Nike are sure to question whether it is
worth more than doubling their original £300m 10-year deal – which
expires in June 2015 – when the deposed champions are going through this
difficult period of transition.
Via Daily Mail.