Chiefs re­luc­tant to sell Maluleka…

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Siya sources have in­di­cated that Kaizer Chiefs are not look­ing to en­ter­tain any of­fers for one of their key play­ers.

It was re­ported by the Siya crew in De­cem­ber that Mamelodi Sun­downs have reignited their in­ter­est in George Maluleka from the Soweto gi­ants, this af­ter the Brazil­ians were look­ing to land the player in a po­ten­tial swap deal ear­lier on in 2018.

Siya sources in­di­cated to the crew that coach Pitso Mosi­mane is keen to add Maluleka to his squad for the sec­ond half of the 2018/19 sea­son, aim­ing to bol­ster their mid­field depart­ment as they chal­lenge for sil­ver­ware both do­mes­ti­cally and on the African con­ti­nent.

How­ever, with the trans­fer win­dow hav­ing opened last week Wed­nes­day, the Siya crew has been in­formed that Sun­downs’ at­tempt to land Maluleka has been shunned away. Sources have re­vealed that the Soweto gi­ants are re­luc­tant to sell the 29-yearold and es­pe­cially don’t want to lose the player’s ser­vices to their Absa Pre­mier­ship ri­vals.

A Siya source close to the deal­ings ex­plained, “Pitso (Mosi­mane) likes George (Maluleka), he wants him at (Mamelodi) Sun­downs, but Chiefs have said that he is nor for sale.”

It is be­lieved that the only way Chiefs will even con­sider a move for Maluleka is if they re­ceive an of­fer that is too good to turn down, ei­ther as a cash of­fer or a pro­posed swap deal.

Chiefs ex­tended Maluleka’s con­tract with the club in 2017, ty­ing him down on a new deal that runs un­til June 30, 2020.

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