Inter have named their price for any groups hoping to replace Pirelli as the club’s shirt sponsor, according to a report in the Italian media today.
As per Calcio e Finanza, Pirelli’s 26-year deal with the Nerazzurri will expire on June 30 but Inter have yet to secure a replacement.
Inter are continuing their search at present and would like a deal worth €25-30 million per season from whoever they recruit.
The report warned this would be a difficult fee to secure given the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Inter are aiming to close a deal in the near future.
Pirelli will end their tenure as the club’s main shirt sponsor but they could continue their collaboration with a smaller sponsorship role.
CF suggested the Italian tyre manufacturer could take the space on the back of Inter’s shirts which is currently occupied by Driver, or alternatively they could depart altogether.
Pirelli recorded a net profit of €42.7 million at the end of 2020, which was way down on the €457.7 million they recorded in 2019.
The company’s CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera recently told reporters they would ‘maintain a relationship’ with Inter, but all options remain on the table for now.
According to another report today, Inter president Steven Zhang will have to settle for a smaller fee than the one he initially had in mind, after Suning’s talks with a Chinese company (to become Inter’s main shirt sponsor) broke down in recent months.