Bucs are known to be keen to sign Maritzburg's leading marksman Evans Rusike, but the Team of Choice have made it that the Zimbabwean player is not for sale.
Rusike's club teammate, Brian Mandela Onyango, who is a defender by trade, is now a target for the Buccaneers according to the latest reports.
Pirates will reportedly approach Maritzburg for Mandela's services, before the current Transfer Window closes on Thursday at midnight.
Last season, the 23-year-old player helped Maritzburg finish in the top eight - making 21 league appearances and he scored four goals in the process.
It remains to be seen whether the Team of Choice would agree to sell Onyango if they are approached by Pirates this week.
Onyango is currently part of the Kenya squad that will face Mozambique in an international friendly match in Maputo on Saturday.