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Football: Man United begin talks over new kit deal

Published on Jan 29, 2014 5:47 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United have started talks with "multiple parties" as they attempt to secure a lucrative new kit manufacturing contract, the Premier League champions announced on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014.

Their current 13-year deal with Nike, worth 303 million pounds (S$640 million), is due to end in 2015 and an exclusivity period enabling the US sportswear manufacturer to negotiate a new deal has now expired.

"We are currently in discussions with multiple parties regarding our global retail, apparel and product licensing business, starting in the 2015-2016 season," United said in a statement.

"This process is a routine practice used for our global and regional sponsorship deals and helps us maximise the value/structure of the club's partnerships."

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