Manchester United have bought back their sponsorship with DHL for their training kit as the club believes they can attract others sponsors for a better deal.
United had agreed a four-year deal with DHL in 2010 for the training kit worth £40m over four years. When United signed the deal many experts were left shell shocked as it exceeded the kit deals of f their Premier League rivals.
United recently agreed for a record breaking shirt deal with General Motors for £350m who will replace AON as shirt sponsors in 2014. Since then Glazer family have taken an unusual step of buying back the training kit deal with DHL as they are confident they can negotiate a better deal with other sponsors.
"We have successfully negotiated an early buy-out of our training kit agreement with DHL effective 30 June 2013. DHL will then continue as our global logistics sponsor” the Club said
Arsenal has lost two matches in a row in less than a week’s time. Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson believes rift between Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his assistant Steve Bould which is causing an impact in their recent form.
The Gunners lost their Premier League match to Norwich City last weekend which left them out of top four in the league table making it ten points gap between them and the League leaders Chelsea. The London club also lost their midweek Champions League match to Schalke after conceding two second-half goals taking them to second place in their group with a point separating the top two teams.
Bould replaced Pat Rice in the summer and Robson claims Arsenal’s new assistant manager is not having a good time with Wenger leading to off the field rift between the two which is causing problems on the pitch.
Tottenham Hotspurs News: Andre Villas-Boas Confident of Tottenham Hotspurs Progress In Europa League
Tottenham Hotspurs were held by Maribor for yet another draw during the midweek Europa League group stages match making it their third draw in a row. Spurs are yet to register a victory in this season’s Europa League making it three points of three matches.Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is confident of making it to the next round of Europa League despite being held by 1-1 draw by Maribor.
Robert Beric opened the scoring for the host just before the half time mark giving a lead to the home team. Spurs were still without the likes of without Emmanuel Adebayor and Gareth Bale for the trip to Slovenia.
The English side came up with a much better game in the second half which resulted in a goal for Spurs with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring in the 58 minute. The draw takes Spurs to third place with three points. Panathinaikos held Lazio to a 1-1 draw which leaves them which leaves a point separating all the teams in the group leaving it wide open for the teams to qualify for the next round.
Manchester United Transfer News: Victor Wanyama Has Alerted Manchester United After Rejecting To Sign A New Deal With Celtic
Manchester United target Victor Wanyama has alerted top European clubs after rejecting an offer to sign a new contract with Celtic’s.
Wanyama joined the Scottish side in summer 2011 from the Belgian side Beerschot. The 21-year-old made a huge impact after joining Celtic which caught eyes of top European clubs. Along with United, City rivals Manchester City and Liverpool are tracking the player.
Wanyama’s agent Rob Moore confirmed that Celtic’s deal was not up to the player’s expectation while speaking to STV. Moore said: “Victor has informed Celtic the contract offer fell short of his expectations. There were a number of aspects that fell short - he turned it down “
“'He is very happy with the job he is doing at the moment. He is a great professional and his commitment cannot be questioned. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that he lost great earning potential in the summer” Moore went on to add.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has made his desire to bring Manchester United defender back to Upton Park.
Ferdinand, who turns 34, next month, started his career with West Ham before making a switch to Leeds United in 2002. The England defender was with Leeds for two years before United manager Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to Old Trafford in 2002.
The West Ham manager has ruled out any possibility of signing the player in January as the player has yet to start the talks regarding his new contract before the current contract ends this summer.
Allardyce is looking for a summer transfer if United fail to give a new deal to the former England defender and if Ferdinand wants to leave the Old Trafford outfit.
“I think it’s highly unlikely that we would consider Rio Ferdinand at the moment. But if it’s at the end of the season and he hasn’t got a new contract and he is going to leave Manchester United then we would be interested if we can sustain our Premier League status. It depends entirely on Rio” Allardyce said.