Chester FC have signed a three-year deal with Italian kit supplier Kappa.

Kappa’s Technical Kit Partner deal begins on June 1, 2020 and will initially run until the summer of 2023.

The popular manufacturer is currently partnered up with English clubs such as Premier League side Aston Villa and EFL clubs Leeds United and Salford City.

Chester's eight-year association with current supplier Puma will conclude at the end of the current season.

Chester FC Director, Kieron Shiel said: “We believe this is the right deal for the club.

“Kappa were clear leaders in the selection criteria on cost, quality, brand and manufacturing ethics.

“In addition, it was very clear that Kappa were as interested in Chester FC as we were of them.

“This is a partnership which is right for all parties and I’m delighted to welcome Kappa into the Chester FC family.”

As part of the deal, the Blues will have brand new home and away kits for the 2020/2021 campaign.

The City Fans United Board and the Fan Engagement Working Group say that - as a fan-owned club - supporters should have a say in the design of the football kit.

The club has confirmed that CFU members will get to vote on pre-selected designs for the home kit, whilst Junior Blues will enter a competition to design the brand-new away kit.

Joe Pilato of Kappa UK Sports Marketing said: “Kappa UK is delighted and very proud to be the club's Technical Kit Partner for the next three seasons.

“We believe that Chester Football Club has a lot of history and tradition, which goes hand in hand with our brand values.

“We are looking forward to an exciting journey ahead.”