Jol to benefit from £34m shirt deal

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The Tottenham coach, Martin Jol, looks set to receive a bumper transfer kitty this summer after the club announced a £34m sponsorship deal with the internet casino group Mansion.

The club's coffers have already been swelled by their new kit deal with Puma as well as thousands of early season ticket renewals and now Jol should benefit further from the deal with Mansion.

The casino group replace current shirt sponsors Thomson from July and there are signs Jol is already earmarking where some of his transfer budget will be spent. The club is pursuing French defender Pascal Chimbonda, for whom a £2m bid was rejected by Wigan, while Bayer Leverkusen's Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov has already signed for £10.7m.

The four-year shirt deal is worth a minimum of £34m over four seasons until 2009-10 and includes a £1.5m contribution to Spurs' community scheme aimed at helping young people in the local area.

Tottenham's new Puma playing kit will be unveiled to fans in the summer and Mansion will become only the fourth brand ever to appear on their shirts in the 25 years since sponsors were first permitted.