Manchester United are set to join their city rivals Manchester City in signing a deal with a global company to be their shirt sleeve sponsor. However, United's deal is said to be worth four times more a season than Manchester City's.
The deal could net them an incredible £20m a season, just for having the sponsor on their sleeve, according to the Mirror.
United put the position of a sponsor on their sleeve up for sale at the start of the season, which has started a huge bidding war between companies from China, the rest of Asia, America and the Gulf states.
Any deal is likely to top that of Manchester City's with Nexen which is worth £5m a year, which City will no doubt be very annoyed about.
South Korean brand Nexen Tire is the Premier League's first sleeve sponsor. The deal announced by Man City earlier today. pic.twitter.com/8EUo8yWdsC
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A source at Manchester United has said: “The United shirt is one of world football’s iconic jerseys.
"There are several interested parties and talks are on-going.”
Could this be the start of many more clubs coming out with their sleeve sponsors for next season? It could also shoot up the price of getting the companies onto the sleeves of footballers shirts.