Chelsea Football Club and Nike have finally announced their record-breaking sponsorship.

Following months of speculation that Chelsea were set to leave their deal with adidas, the West London club has confirmed a new technical partnership with Nike, which will start from the 2017/18 season.

The value of the deal – reported to be £60 million-a-year – is the largest kit deal in the club's history. Nike will produce strips for the first team, Academy and Ladies teams, as well as a full range of clothing for Chelsea’s millions of supporters around the world.

Speaking about the deal, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said:

"This is an incredibly exciting and important deal for the club. Like Chelsea, Nike is known around the world for its excellence and innovation and we look forward to working together in what is sure to be a successful partnership”

[via Nike]