Sahara India in talks with Manchester United for sponsorship deal

February 23rd, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Sahara India chief Subrata Roy said Monday that talks are going on with European and English champions Manchester United for a possible jersey sponsorship deal worth Rs.1 billion per year.
“We are in talks with Manchester United. It is still at the preliminary stage and I would not like to comment anything about that,” Roy told reporters here.

Manchester United is looking for a replacement for its current sponsor American Insurance Group (AIG) that has been hit by recession. The English club signed a record 56.5 million pound four-year contract with the American giant in 2006.

Besides Sahara India, Religare is the other Indian company that is also in talks with the English club.

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