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Three of Pirates stars - Siyabonga Sangweni, Oupa Manyisa and Thabo Matlaba - have all been linked to Mamelodi Sundowns in recent days

Mamelodi Sundowns have strongly shot down media reports that they are targeting certain players from Orlando Pirates during the current Transfer Window.  

The Brazilians and Oupa Manyisa have recently been mentioned in the same sentence, with Thabo Matlaba the latest Bucs player to be linked with the Tshwane giants.

However, Sundowns issued a statement, stating that they are not interested in any of the Pirates players adding that the reports should be treated as "mere speculation".

“If Mamelodi Sundowns want a player from Orlando Pirates, Sundowns will talk about it with Pirates. And if Pirates want a player from Sundowns, they will talk with Sundowns, just like the two clubs have done in the past."

"The media reports about a Pirates player coming to Sundowns, and a Sundowns player going to Pirates is mere speculation,” the statement on the Sundowns website read.

Siyabonga Sangweni was also linked with a move to Sundowns a few weeks ago until it was confirmed that he's eager to extend his stay with the Buccaneers.

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