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The Randfontein-born forward is reportedly on the wanted list of Chippa United, but his parent club Sundowns tell Goal that they're unaware of any interest from the Mother City

By Ernest Makhaya

Mamelodi Sundowns have declined to confirm or deny reports that the club is in talks with Chippa United over the possibility of striker Edward Manqele moving to the Cape side next season.

Manqele is on loan at Moroka Swallows, and the player often came out in public saying that he would prefer leaving the Brazilians to enhance his chances of playing regular football.

And Chippa United are reportedly eager to land the player on a season-long loan effective from July, but Sundowns PRO Kabelo Mosito told Goal that he's unaware of anything like that.

"This is the first time I hear this," Mosito told Goal. "I cannot say anything about it because it's news to me," he said.

Mosito then promised to get back to this website about the news, but never did, and his phone rang unanswered as we continued to seek for an official word from the club.

Manqele, 26, has eight league goals to his name since moving to Swallows at the beginning of the season, and he could be one of Chippa United's stars should the move materialize.

The former Free State Stars marksman was wanted by Kaizer Chiefs earlier this year, but Sundowns were never willing to let him join the Naturena club, and it is highly unlikely at this stage that they will sell him to AmaKhosi in June.

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