Erzurumspor coach Mehmet Altiparmak on Friday reportedly confirmed 'Shabba' is set to join the Turkish topflight club.
The 33-year-old, who has been with Chiefs since 2007, was in the stands during the Soweto giants' 2-2 draw with SuperSport United on Sunday in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-finals at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Solinas was afterwards reluctant to comment on Tshabalala's absence from the match-day squad and future at Naturena.
"Guys please understand my situation. It's not possible to talk about the transfer business," Solinas said.
"Tshabalala is a very good player, I like him. Tshabalala, let's not forget, he made history at Kaizer Chiefs. Shabba deserves respect. I respect Shabba.
"If Shabba has an opportunity, why not protect the player? Why not give the player support?
"I like Shabba, I respect him. Today Shabba did not play because it was a choice by the coach to put in [his place] another player."
The Glamour Boys next host joint-log leaders Bloemfontein Celtic at FNB Stadium on Wednesday (19h30) looking for their first win in four league games.