Arsenal’s deal with Adidas could end up reaching €80m-a-year for the next five seasons, starting 2019/20, according to reports in the Italian media.

Il Sore 24 Ore, an Italian outlet good with finances, report that Arsenal are set for a £71.9m-a-year deal, even more than the original £60m-a-year widely touted in English publications this week.

If that’s the case, it would put Arsenal right up with Manchester United in terms of the biggest kit manufacturing deals in the country. £60m would be enough to put the Gunners in second place, but anything more would really close the gap between the two clubs.

I wouldn’t take any rumours too seriously at this stage though. Just yesterday reports suggested the deal might not even be as high as £60m, so we’re clearly still at a point where there’s more speculation than information going around.

Whatever the truth of the matter is, everyone appears to be in agreement that Arsenal will get a major boost on their current Puma deal at least.

Hopefully that will free up some funds for next summer’s transfer market, given the tight budget available this year. We’ll have to wait for the official announcement and see how things pan out though.