The future of Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Percy Tau remains in the balance as it is unclear whether or not he will be allowed to join Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Premier League side reportedly submitted a R50 million take-it-or-leave-it offer to Sundowns two days ago for the services of the 24-year-old, and while the Tshwane giants said they will do everything they can to make the move happen, the silence is deafening.
Reports in the media had suggested that Sundowns would accept the offer for Tau to eventually realise his dream of playing in Europe.
However, neither party is able to talk about what's happening behind the scenes, although it's clear that Tau's camp is pushing for the move to happen sooner rather than later.
Tau continues to boycott Sundowns' pre-season camp as he feels undermined by the club, especially after they promised to entertain European offers for him.
Sundowns believe Tau is worth R70 million, and while the R50 million offer is enticing, president Patrice Motsepe is not entirely pleased with it, Power FM reports.
According to TimesLIVE, Brighton want to wrap up the deal as soon as possible but if Sundowns continue to play hardball, then they would gladly wait until January to sign Tau on a pre-contract and get him for free in July 2019.
Bongani Zungu left Sundowns for Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaeres in similar style after several offers were rejected by the club towards the end of his contract.
What's worrying though is that Tau hasn't been training with the team and this could have a negative impact on his performance next season whether he stays with Sundowns or eventually leaves for Europe.
If Tau stays, it remains to be seen if he will enjoy the same amount of game time and success as he did last season where he was ultimately named the league's best player.