Manchester United are set to announce a world-record kit deal worth more than £600million.
The faltering Premier League champions will make a major statement that proves they are still the biggest name in world football by renewing an arrangement with shirt manufacturers Nike.
It will bank United more than £60million-a-year over the course of a decade-long agreement.
That is almost double the current best kit manufacturing deal, which sees Real Madrid earn £31million from their arrangement with adidas.
United currently have a deal with Nike worth £23.5million-a-season – less than Real, Arsenal, Barcelona and Liverpool.
But that 13-year agreement expires next year and, while the figures being demanded by the Old Trafford club were exceptional, there was no shortage of interest. Puma, Warrior and adidas all emerged to challenge Nike, but the Amercan giants were determined that United would not escape from their portfolio. (Daily Mirror)
It is some great news for the club if reports are true