Mamelodi Sundowns have officially confirmed that they are in ‘ongoing’ negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs over the sale of midfielder Khama Billiat.
Masandawana have long been in the race to lure the Zimbabwean international back to Sundowns after he won three league titles and the CAF Champions League crown with the club.
The Brazilians broke the silence opening up for the first time about their interest in Billiat.
“This is a sensitive matter, and we have mutual respect for Kaizer Chiefs – so I won’t be disclosing too much information. But what I can tell you is that we have been in ongoing discussions for some time now about Khama Billiat,” explained Yogesh Singh, who is Sundowns’ acting general manager.
When asked about the offer amount and how far the deal is, Singh held back saying nothing on that note.
“What I can say is that the transfer window ends on August 31 and obviously all over the world players are moving during this period and it is no different here. If there’s no movement beyond that, then it is what it is. And the respect between the two clubs will remain,” he said.
Billiat missed Chiefs’ two opening league matches, with head coach Ernst Middendorp confirming he was nursing an injury he sustained during the African Cup of Nations last month, but then could that be the real reason he is yet to be featured in any of Chiefs matches? We guess only time will tell!