Inter Milan obscure logo of kit sponsor Pirelli from training kit

Inter Milan celebration w/ Miranda, Felipe Melo Pirelli has been Inter Milan’s kit sponsor since 1995.

Inter Milan could be on collision course with their sponsors Pirelli after covering their logo on their training shirts on Tuesday.

Inter coach Roberto Mancini and his players emerged for their afternoon preseason training session at the club’s Pinetina training facilities with the logo of the tyre manufacturers — who have sponsored the club since 1995 — obscured by white tape.

Pirelli recently signed an extension to their sponsorship agreement with Inter until 2021, although that deal reportedly only covers only sponsorship of their match kit.

The club’s new Chinese owners are therefore reportedly looking for a new sponsor for the club’s training apparel.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pirelli were left in the dark about the move, as were the club’s technical sponsors Nike, who are reported to have already delivered their training gear for the coming season with Pirelli’s logo on the front.

Meanwhile, Inter unveiled their new playing kit for 2016-17 on Wednesday, with a large logo of their sponsors on the front.

Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.

The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.

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