Chiefs, Downs target to request transfer?

Premiership has learnt that contract negotiations between Bidvest Wits and midfielder Thabang Monare have broken down.

This could open the door for a move to either Kaizer Chiefs or Mamelodi Sundowns next season as both clubs are understood to be monitoring his situation at Milpark.

Monare's contract with Wits is set to expire in June next year, although it does include a one-year option for the club.

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However, this website understands that the Clever Boys met with the Secunda-born midfielder to offer him a new long-term contract, but the player is not happy with the package.

"The boy is not happy with what the club is offering him. He has given so much to the club but he feels his efforts are not appreciated," a close source tells

"Thulani Hlatshwayo was linked with Orlando Pirates but the club quickly came out and offered him more, a bigger contract. He [Monare] is not on a bigger contract at Wits and with his age he is worried about his future.

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"Wits hold the right to exercise the one-year option but if the club doesn't come with a much better contract, he might drop a transfer request in January."

While Chiefs and Sundowns are reported to be after his services, a move to Pirates cannot be ruled out.

The Buccaneers were keen to sign Monare when he was still at Jomo Cosmos, before he moved to Wits.

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