• Manchester United offer £85m for Lionel Messi  – with the help of Adidas

    Manchester United offer £85m for Lionel Messi – with the help of Adidas

    Manchester United are using help from Adidas to fund an audacious move for Lionel Messi, according to reports in Spain.

    Marketing Deportivo claim that the German sportswear manufacturer, who are paying £75 million a season to sponsor United, are concerned by the team’s performances on the pitch, and are worried that United’s lack of success could ultimately damage their own brand.

    To help matters, Adidas, who have sponsored Messi for over 13 years, are ready to team up with United in an […]

  • Chelsea sign 15-year kit deal with Nike worth £60m a season

    Chelsea sign 15-year kit deal with Nike worth £60m a season

    Chelsea have signed a 15-year kit deal with Nike worth £60m a season.

    Adidas was paying Chelsea £30m a season, but it will be replaced by Nike from next season.

    In May, Chelsea told Adidas they would be terminating their deal six years early in 2017. The west London club paid Adidas a £40m fee in order to curtail the agreement.

    Chelsea wanted to leave Adidas because the club were unhappy that they were receiving less than half of the £75m per year […]