Newcastle United eyeing new shirt sponsors following 2022-23 kit announcement
Newcastle United are hoping to secure a second summer signing having been handed fresh hope in their pursuit of Lille defender Sven Botman.
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Both Milan and United have been heavily linked with signing the 22-year-old, who looks set to leave Lille this summer.
Sky Italy have reported that the Serie A champions are no longer targeting a move for Botman while Newcastle’s interest in the centre-back is growing ‘stronger and stronger’ with a potential deal understood to cost in the region of £30million.
Liverpool looking to secure Darwin Nunez signing from Benfica
Newcastle target Darwin Nunez could soon be making a move to the Premier League to sign for Liverpool, according to the latest reports.
Betfair have suspended betting on the 22-year-old forward to join Liverpool this summer with Fabrizio Romano claiming that The Reds have tabled a €80m plus add-ons offer for the Benfica forward.
But the Portuguese club are yet to make a decision on the Uruguayan, who scored 34 goals in 41 matches last season.
Newcastle and Manchester United have also been heavily linked with a move for Nunez this summer with sources in Uruguay suggesting earlier this week that the two clubs were 'closest’ to agreeing a deal.
Newcastle looking for new shirt sponsors for 2023-24 season
The announcement of Newcastle’s new 2022-23 season home shirt confirmed FUN88 as the main sponsor for a sixth successive season.
But the club will be looking for a new sponsor for the 2023-24 campaign having negotiated an early release from their deal with the Chinese gambling firm, according to inews.
A planned reform of UK gambling laws by the government will include a crackdown on front-of-shirt gambling sponsors such as FUN88 in the Premier League.
Ending the partnership with FUN88 early will allow Newcastle to secure a potentially more lucrative sponsorship deal for the future. This will help circumvent financial fair play regulations by providing the club with a significant commercial revenue boost.