Bayern Munich on Verge of Sponsorship Deal with Russian Energy Giant

January 4, 2012

Bayern Munich are in discussions with Russian energy giant Gazprom on a possible sponsorship deal.

Munich president Uli Hoeness confirmed that he and Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge met with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller before Christmas.

Gazprom sponsors Schalke but Hoeness says any possible deal between Bayern and the energy giant would not affect its Bundesliga rival.

Hoeness says “that’s something I have assured my friend (Schalke chairman) Clemens Toennies.”

Bayern is currently sponsored by Deutsche Telekom.