KickOff.com has learnt that Orlando Pirates have joined the race to sign Namibian international Deon Hotto.
The Bidvest Wits midfielder on the wanted-list of Mamelodi Sundowns while an unnamed team in Qatar have also made enquiries about his availability.
"Both Pirates and Sundowns are running neck-and-neck for the services of Dean Hotto," a source close to the player tells KickOff.com.
"There is also a team in Qatar that sent a representative to talk to his agent."
Hotto declined to comment about the interest from Pirates and Sundowns and referred us to his agent Machini Motloung.
Motloung downplayed the rumours.
"We haven't received a call from anyone interested in our client Deon Hotto," says the Bloemfontein-based lawyer.
"He is still contracted to Bidvest Wits and anyone interested in his services knows the protocol."
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