BARCELONA

Amazon to become FC Barcelona's new sponsor?

Amazon, the U.S. multinational is among the finalists to become FC Barcelona's principle official sponsor, says Catalan radio station RAC1.

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Amazon to become Barcelona's new sponsor?

Barcelona's new main sponsor may already be decided. The club azulgrana appears to have made a decision and having rebuffed advances by Japanese firm Rakuten, it has become a two-hirse race between Qatar Airways and Amazon. The sponsor to bear its name on Catalan's shirt will be revealed in Dublin on July 30.

Qatar Airways is a sponsor that hasn't won over certain sections of the Barça outfit, and Amazon are vying to outbid the Qatari airline and debut their logo on the claret-and-blue of the Barcelona shirt. 

Information coming out of Catalonia points to Amazon holding a pressing interest in sponsoring the La Liga champions, as the online sales platform is planning to open a giant warehouse in the city of Barcelona.

The Catalan radio station RAC1 is reporting that the north American corporate titan's bid is not even close to the €65M proposed by club president Josep Bartomeu as an optimal amount.