Chiefs braced for Nurkovic bids


Kaizer Chiefs are facing the prospect of a potential transfer tug-of-war for Samir Nurkovic before the window officially shuts later this month.

Nurkovic, 28, has attracted widespread interest after a standout 2019/20 season with Amakhosi that earned him a nomination for PSL Footballer of the Season.

While Egyptian giants Al Ahly were mooted as potential suitors for the Serbian striker, understands Saudi Pro League outfit Abha and Kuwait SC are the only two clubs that have tabled concrete offers thus far.

Chiefs have held firm in a bid to retain the towering striker beyond the 17 November transfer deadline. Nurkovic has been absent from Gavin Hunt's start of the new season after undergoing surgery on his groin, which is expected to keep him out for at least two months.

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However, this website understands that Egyptian Premier League big spenders Pyramids, along with Saudi clubs Al Ittihad and Al Shabab, have now entered the race to land his signature.

Despite settling into life in South African football, the money-spinning riches of the Gulf region could sway Nurkovic to make his 11th club move since 2011.

It is believed that an offer in the region of $1.5-million (R25m) for the striker, whose contract expires at the end of the 2021/22 season, could sway Chiefs to agree to his exit.

Nurkovic has scored 14 goals and registered six assists in 31 games across all competitions since joining the Soweto giants from Slovakian side KFC Komarno.

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