Tsepo Masilela's move to Leicester City is off
Posted: 13 July 2011 Time: 18:45
KickOff.com has learnt that Tsepo Masilela's move to Leicester City is off.
The Bafana Bafana left back has been in Sweden since Sunday as he hoped to put the finishing touches on a year-long loan from Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa.
But with big-spending Leicester having announced the signing of Paul Konchesky from Liverpool on Wednesday morning, Paschalis Tountouris of Prosports International confirmed they will not be signing the 26-year-old former Benoni United player as well. "He's definitely not going to Leicester," Tountouris tells KickOff.com. "They just told us that Konchesky would be coming instead - it's a waste of two months' work but what can you do? There are some other things in the pipeline that we are looking at but we will be careful to make the right move for Tsepo." Masilela had been expected to sign for the English Championship side for a season-long loan after recovering from a serious knee injury in April. But with only a month until most European leagues begin their new campaigns; he may have to make do with a return to Haifa – recently linked with a move for his Bafana team-mate Katlego Mphela.