New Balance claim they have ‘matching clause’ in contract that is due to expire at end of season; Reds eyeing lucrative Nike deal
Liverpool are in a legal dispute with their own kit supplier New Balance, amid reports they are about to announce a club-record deal with rivals Nike.
A Liverpool FC spokesperson told Sky Sports News: “We can confirm that our kit supplier, New Balance, has commenced a legal dispute against the club.
“We will not be making any further comment during these legal proceedings.”
Liverpool’s current six-year £45m-a-season contract with the sportswear manufacturer is due to expire at the end of the season.
The Champions League winners are close to a £70m-a-season agreement with American sportswear giants Nike – which would be the most lucrative in the club’s history.
However, New Balance claim they have a ‘matching clause’ in their contract with Liverpool but have not been given a chance to equal the financial offer from Nike.