There has been news all around that Turkish Airlines have announced through their official twitter channel that an agreement has been reached between them, and Chelsea Football Club and they will be replacing Samsung as official jersey sponsors.
— TurkishCorporateClub (@TKCorporateClub) September 26, 2014 (via We Aint Got No History)
Few pundits even went ahead and posted pics about how the jersey might look like next season.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) September 28, 2014
However, if you drill down a bit, this looks bit fishy. The tweet that media is referring to no longer exists on Turkish Airlines’ official Twitter account, which means they were asked to remove it as the news certainly is not confirmed. There hasn’t been any official confirmation from Chelsea FC either.
Whatever be the reason or truth, there is no fume without fire and something seems to be cooking, and we can expect it to be a good for all of us. Will an extra 7 million be good enough? You decide.
Via @estevecalzada, Turkish Airlines will be Chelsea's new shirt sponsor next year + will net club £25m py (£7m increase over Samsung deal).
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) September 16, 2014