Less than a week after announcing that the Premier League giants will be dumping Adidas as their official kit supplier, Chelsea have reportedly agreed a gargantuan sponsorship deal with Nike.
The Blues hierarchy were understood to be frustrated when, just weeks after agreeing a new ten-year partnership with the German kit supplier, Adidas announced a deal with Manchester United which dwarfed the £30-million-a-season received by the Stamford Bridge club.
But now, the Daily Telegraph has revealed that Chelsea and Nike have agreed a stunning deal which will see the Blues earn DOUBLE the amount Adidas were willing to sponsor.
Chelsea’s Nike contract is twice what fellow London side Arsenal are paid by Puma, and is more than three times what Manchester City earn from Nike, though City’s agreements could soon be renegotiated as it expires within the next three seasons.
Considering Chelsea have sold the third biggest amount of replica shirts this season in world football – behind only Barcelona and Real Madrid – Adidas may well be kicking themselves and Nike licking their lips at the prospect of a fruitful deal with one of the powerhouses of the sport.