Inter are ‘flirting’ with Adidas as they seek a new kit maker to replace Nike, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Il Giorno’s print edition revealed the Nerazzurri were considering a deal with Adidas when their deal with Nike – who have been Inter’s kit maker for more than 20 years – expires in 2022.
Inter are hoping they can use their imminent Serie A title triumph to secure more money from sponsorship deals, and this will include a new main shirt sponsor to replace Pirelli.
Suning are hopeful they can agree a deal with a Chinese company that would guarantee the Nerazzurri around €25 million per season (Pirelli are currently paying €11 million plus bonuses).
Inter president Steven Zhang returned to Milan yesterday after a six-month absence and went straight to the club’s offices to begin working on various key issues.
Zhang’s first task is to secure the money Inter need to cover all their costs until June, and Zhang appears to have done that by agreeing a €250 million loan deal with Bain Capital.