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The partnership is understood to be a three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22, and builds on AXA’s existing Global Partner agreement with Liverpool.

Under the five-year global deal, Oppo will become the first Official Smartphone Partner of The Championships, Wimbledon, as the event is officially known.

US sportswear brand Nike is paying about $7.5m (€6.7m) per year to sponsor China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL), according to industry sources.

UK cashless payments brand tappit is paying between £1m (€1.1m/$1.3m) and £1.5m per season to partner with Premier League club Manchester City, according to industry sources.

Spain’s national football federation has inked three renewals and one new partnership in this year’s first quarter, raising at least €5.5m ($6.2m) in sponsorship revenue. T

American soft drink giant Coca-Cola will pay just under $3m (€2.65m) per season to partner with global esports property the Overwatch League (OWL), according to industry sources.

Italian sportswear brand Kappa will pay between €5m ($5.6m) and €6m per season as the new kit supplier at French club AS Monaco, according to industry sources.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has inked one renewal and four new partnerships since December last year, raising at least $6m (€5.3m) in sponsorship revenue.

German car brand Volkswagen will pay just under $7m (€6.1m/£5.2m) per year to partner with US Soccer, America’s national football federation.

Philippine betting brand LoveBet will pay between €2m and €2.5m per season to partner with French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.