German sportswear giant Adidas Group will next week announce a sponsorship deal with the Russian Football Union (RFU), it has been reported.

According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, Adidas is close to replacing Nike as Russia's kit sponsor and is expected sign a EUR100m (US$142m) deal until 2016 on Monday (8 September).

A spokesperson for the Adidas Group made no comment on the speculation when contacted by just-style today.