Manchester City set to announce major sponsorship deal
It is reported that The Premier League champions are putting the final touches to their £200m City Football Academy training facility, with Manuel Pellegrini's squad set to move in next month.
The club's owners have been in high-level talks with a number of major global companies about attaching their name to sections of the 80-acre state-of-the-art site.
The 7,000-seater Arena name, along with the central performance centre and footbridge, which links it to the Etihad Stadium, are all in the cash pot.
City currently earn around £40m a year through their Etihad sponsorship of the shirts and stadium and hope to at least match that figure with a string of new sponsorship deals.
Japanese car makers Nissan recently formed a lucrative partnership with City and are thought to be one of the companies in the bidding.