Nike are in talks with the stars of Umbro's stable.

The Daily Mail says Nike's official disposal of their Umbro brand to the Iconix Group this week is expected to see Umbro's few remaining marquee endorsed players - Joe Hart (Manchester City), Andy Carroll (West Ham United) and Darren Bent (Aston Villa) - have their contracts switched for them to start wearing the swoosh boots.

Talks are taking place with their agents. John Terry (Chelsea) and Michael Owen (Stoke City), two long-term Umbro clients, are no longer under contract.