Report: Spurs discussing Nike agreement, Levy wants more than Chelsea's £30m-a-year Adidas deal

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Tottenham are reportedly attempting to land Nike as their new kit supplier.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are 'deep in discussions' with Nike about replacing Under Armour as their new kit supplier.

Spurs have made huge strides on the pitch under impressive manager Mauricio Pochettino, given that they sit second in the Premier League table and just five points off top spot, putting them above the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Now, attention is turning to improving matters off the pitch, too. A new 61,000-seater stadium is on the way to help Spurs grow as a club, and they are projected to move out of their historic White Hart Lane ground in 2018.

However, chairman Daniel Levy may not be done just yet. The Daily Mail report that the Spurs chief is pursuing a new kit deal, and is locked in talks with Nike about replacing Under Armour.

It's claimed that Under Armour's deal with Spurs - which pays £10m a year to Tottenham - expires at the end of the 2016-17 season, and Levy is keen to get Nike on board as their replacement.

Nike lost both Manchester United and Arsenal from their client base in recent years, with United moving to Adidas and Arsenal to Puma, and it's suggested that Nike are hoping to re-establish themselves as a force in the Premier League and London by securing a deal Tottenham.

However, Levy - much like when it comes to selling players - won't be an easy customer. The report claims that Levy wants in excess of the £30m-a-year Chelsea receive from Adidas, but any deal between Spurs and Nike wouldn't come anywhere close to Manchester United's £75m-a-year deal with Adidas.

Bringing in an extra £20m a year would be a huge boost for Spurs, who will also receive major cash boosts from returning to the Champions League as well as from the imminent Premier League TV deal - and that should be a welcome boost to Pochettino's transfer budgets in the coming years, whilst giving Spurs a financial injection whilst they pay for their new stadium to be built.

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