Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the world`s wealthiest player with a fortune of 122 million pounds dethroning retired England legend David Beckham, who was named last year`s richest with 165 million pounds.
Manchester United had opened talks with Nike last year on a renewal, but the club has yet to clinch an agreement with the US-based company. The club has now confirmed that they have also started talks with rival suppliers.
Puma will become the kit supplier to English soccer club Arsenal from July 1, the German sportswear company said on Monday, in a deal worth more than 30 million pounds a year to the Premier League leaders.
For all Manchester United`s commercial clout, a business model built on the English soccer champions` success on the pitch will be tested severely if the team`s slump in form extends beyond this season.
The Indian cricket team will kick off the new season in a brand new limited-overs kit, which was unveiled on Wednesday by BCCI`s official apparel partner Nike ahead of the series against Australia starting here on Thursday.