Musona transfer battle hots up as Chiefs struggle to hold on

TSG Hoffenheim look set to be granted their wish as Knowledge Musona edges closer to an exit, but Kaizer Chiefs will have stiff competition in securing the striker's services
The Zimbabwean attacker is reportedly a target for a number of Dutch and German clubs, which throws a spanner in the works for Chiefs, who are hoping to lure him to the PSL for good.

According to local media, at least one new potential suitor has emerged in the form of Dutch second division side Roda JC Kerkade, who have just been relegated from the Eredivisie and will ply their trade in the second tier next season.

Hoffenheim, who signed Musona from Chiefs in 2011 and have already put a R10 million price-tag on the striker's head, are said to have already made up their minds and will definitely be off-loading the attacker before the new season.

The only thing that remains for the German outfit is to finalise a deal, which could mean Chiefs will face an uphill battle in signing their former star player, who spent the last season on loan at Naturena.

With mounting attention from abroad, the Amakhosi won't feel too confident that Musona will opt for a South African team, particularly because the player himself has publicly said that he wants to try his luck in Europe.

Hoffenheim will do everything in their power to push through a deal, due to Musona having entered his final year on his contract and will be eligible to leave as a free agent at the end of the next campaign.

The German club look to be spoilt for choice and have received a host of offers, some even from within Germany, Goal understands.

The Glamour Boys have repeatedly said they are remaining calm and are confident of signing Musona for good, but time will tell and plenty of offers are believed to be waiting in the wings.