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Billiat has not refused to sign new Sundowns deal, says Thuswa

11:12 PM SGT 27/7/17
Mamelodi Sundowns, Khama Billiat
Masandawana have refuted claims that Billiat has refused to sign a new contract with the club

Speculation continues to grow regarding the future of Mamelodi Sundowns talisman Khama Billiat.

The 26-year-old is yet to commit to a new deal at Chloorkop, and most recently, reports suggested that Sundowns had received a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.

However, while Sundowns have acknowledged that there has been interest in their most prized asset, they maintain that they haven’t received any firm offers for Billiat.

“Yes, there is interest in Khama (Billiat) but we must remember that an interest is not an offer. Khama is one of our key players. He loves Sundowns and we also love him but we are also open to offers,” Sundowns’ spokesman Thulani Thuswa told The Star.

"If the offer is right we will sit down and have a look at it,” Thuswa elaborated.

Meanwhile, despite Billiat having not committed to a new deal as yet, Thuswa stated that reports suggesting that the Zimbabwe international refused to sign a new contract are not true, rather Sundowns have been unable to conduct talks due to the hectic schedule.

“But Khama is not refusing to sign a new deal. We must remember that Sundowns haven’t had time (to talk to him). Our schedule has been very tight. We were involved in three competitions in the last few months,” Thuswa said.

"Now that we have more time on our hands I believe we will be able to discuss Khama’ s future,” Thuswa concluded.