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Orlando Pirates could announce the signing of Phakamani Mahlambi and Andile Jali this week

16:37 EAT 23/01/2018
Phakamani Mahlambi during the South Africa Training
The Buccaneers, who are said to be keen to re-sign Jali, could battle with the Brazilians for Mahlambi's signature

Orlando Pirates will reportedly make two big signings before the current PSL Transfer Window closes.

The mid-season Transfer Window opened on the 2nd of January 2018 and Bucs have signed defenders Phetso Maphanga and Diamond Thopola from Chippa United thus far.

The Buccaneers were hoping to sign New Zealand international Jeremy Brockie from SuperSport United, but the 30-year-old striker has since joined PSL big-spenders Mamelodi Sundowns.

Bidvest Wits duo Thulani Hlatshwayo and Xola Mlambo are believed to be on the radar of the Buccaneers, while Sundowns talisman Khama Billiat has also been linked with Pirates.

According to The Citizen source, the Soweto giants have been working tirelessly to beef up the squad with the Transfer Window set to close on the 31st of January 2018.

Al Ahly forward Phakamani Mahlambi, who joined the Egyptian giants last August, and KV Oostende midfielder Andile Jali could reportedly join Pirates this week.

“There will be a big and surprise announcement this week," a source said on the publication.

"I don’t know who the players are but they could be Andile Jali and Phakamani Mahlambi. Jali will be returning home while Mahlambi has always said he wants to play for Pirates,” the source concluded.

The deepthroat also claimed that Pirates could get Jali and Mahlambi, who are both South Africa internationals, on loan.

Jali's agent, Mike Makaab recently confirmed that this client is set to leave Oostende at the end of the season with the former Pirates anchorman's current contract due to expire on 30th of June 2018.

However, the former Pirates coach stated that Jali is unlikely to return home as he has offers from clubs in Belgium, France as well as the Middle East.

On the other hand, Al Ahly are open to loaning out Mahlambi  during the current Transfer Window according to his agent Glyn Binkin.

Sundowns are said to be monitoring the 20-year-old's situation at the Cairo-based giants.