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AmaZulu have identified "at least four" potential Mamelodi Sundowns players and are in the process of trying to sign Musa Nyatama, Edward Manqele and Richard Henyekane

Sundowns indicated earlier this week that they are set to open talks with players who went out on loan last season, but admitted few would return to Chloorkop on a permanent basis.

As a result, a number of clubs have shown interest and Goal understands AmaZulu are keen to attract up to four fringe players to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

Speaking to Goal on Friday, a highly-placed source within the Usuthu camp revealed that the Durban club were doing all they could to sign the trio of misfits.

"AmaZulu are an ambitious club and so the club feels that players and talent must be attracted in order to help the club grow," the source told Goal.

"Sundowns have explained their situation and we would maybe like to take advantage. We want the strikers... Henyekane or Manqele. But also Nyatama has always been a player worth looking at.

"It seems those players are available and this could be the chance for AmaZulu to approach Sundowns."

Nyatama returns to Chloorkop following a solid season with Bloemfontein Celtic, while Manqele moved to Moroka Swallows, where he did well, before picking up an injury which hindered his good showing.

As for Henyekane, the striker looks to have put himself high on the list of a number of clubs, after helping Free State Stars to a strong finish to the season.

A former Golden Arrows player, Henyekane could feel right at home in KwaZulu-Natal.

"I think if we had to rate our choices, Henyekane would be number one. But he is probably going to be a tough bargain, because he is wanted by many teams," the source explained.

"But all three are fantastic guys and we wouldn't mind any one of those. AmaZulu are in the process of trying to make it happen now."