Bloemfontein Celtic defender Matoho and Free State Stars striker Manqele are transfer targets of Chiefs, but a consensus of opinion is forming that they will become Sundowns players.
Motaung insists Chiefs will refrain from being drawn into a price-war with Sundowns and will stick to their budgets.
“We have made our plans, and that includes having alternative targets. If a certain player decides not to joins us, we will look at our alternatives,” Motaung tells KickOff.com. “We always hope a player will join us, but we will not be drawn into an auction situation.”
CLICK HERE to see all the transfer talk in our Rumour Mill Mathoho has made it known that he wishes to join Chiefs, and Amakhosi are reported to have offered R5-million for him – a figure Motaung refuses to confirm – and his manager Tim Sukazi stresses that the player will only join a club of his choice.
Motaung takes up the theme: “As clubs we need to respect players’ feelings and wishes. Anyway, what’s the point of having a player who is unhappy to be in a team?”
Teboho Langerman, who recently signed for Sundowns, has admitted he did so reluctantly and would have preferred to remain at SuperSport United.
“It was not my decision to move to Sundowns. I asked SuperSport when I heard about the whole thing and they told me to go to Sundowns,” Langerman was reported as saying.