Sundowns coming back for Modiba

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Mamelodi Sundowns are edging closer to signing long-term target Aubrey Modiba after meeting SuperSport United for fresh transfer talks.

In January the winger rejected a move to Sundowns after Matsatsantsa succesfully managed to convince him to stay with a new four-and-a-half-year deal.

Supersport CEO Stan Matthews has admitted the effects of Covid-19 and the likelihood of another lucrative offer from Sundowns has changed their mind about selling the Bafana Bafana international.

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"Not yet brother [selling Modiba]... we are in talks but agreed to address it when we know where the season is going," Matthews tells KickOff.com.

"Covid-19 and maybe a juicy new offer [changed my mind about selling]. No details yet... and if it happens it will just be a sale, no players coming our way.

"Our budgets are affected with grants [possibly] suspended from month end... probably not. We only budgeted grants to June so we can't take anything for granted."

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Matthews, who confirms that Sundowns are the only team after the 24-year-old, cannot reveal how much The Brazilians will have to pay for their top player at this stage.

"No numbers finalised yet but we have to be realistic in this economic environment," the SuperSport boss explains.

"At the same time Aubrey is special and young, and someone we value greatly. Well, it won't be for less [than Sundowns' previous bid], that's for sure [laughs].

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"If it happens it will be one of the biggest transfers of the window. If it happens, it will be the number we are happy with."

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