Borussia Dortmund and Nike's kit sponsorship deal will end after the last match of the 08/09 season.
Who will become the 2009/10 kit manufacturer is one of the best-kept secrets at Borussia Dortmund. According to German media, there are two candidates: the local German brand Puma and the Italian brand Kappa.
"The negotiations went very smoothly and in a few weeks we will present an agreement" said Watzke, general manager Borussia Dortmund.
Puma seems to be the best candidate. The company from Herzogenaurach already equips VfB Stuttgart and Autumn Champion TSG Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. And Puma and Borussia already been having loose talks over the last year.
Nike has proposed that Umbro takes over the kit deal, but this has not been approved, so Nike and Dortmund's kit deal will come to an end in the summer of 2009.