John Comitis will not allow Manyama to leave on the cheap. In fact he's looking as far as cash rich China to offload the South African international.
Manyama represented Bafana Bafana in their recent friendly international against Angola last week.
After showing good form in the PSL this season, the Cape Town City player's stock is rising.
The Chinese Super League is known to be loaded with extra transfer resources that's even making the English Premier League sit up and take notice.
So, one wonders if Comitis is using China as a negotiating tactic to increase Manyama's evaluation, or whether R30 million is a realistic price.
Whatever the truth, Comitis has done well to scare off the interest from Pitso Mosimane and Mamelodi Sundowns, who have in recent years poached Cape Town club talent such as Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat (from Ajax).
When Comitis took over MP Black Aces and renamed the club Cape Town City, he reminded Ajax Cape Town that they shouldn't have sold their star players up country.
So, one would have to wait and see if Comitis cashes in on the likes of Manyama, and if he does, whether he keeps to his word and only sells them overseas instead of to local rivals, the way Ajax has done in the past.
"I would not sell these players (Aubrey Ngoma and Manyama) for anything under R30-million. I am only interested in [selling to] overseas clubs. No South African money can buy the players," Comitis told the Sowetan.
Now, Comitis is reportedly seeking that amount for Manyama alone.
Meanwhile, also in Cape Town, Milano United sacked coach Boebie Solomons. United's struggling in the NFD and are threatened with relegation, winning just six games this season.
Embarrasing losses of 6-1 and 5-1 away to AmaZulu and Real Kings respectively has placed the writing on the wall.
Milano is expected to name the new coach this week, before their tricky encounter against local rivals FC Cape Town.