Pitso Mosimane has refused to talk about Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka's move to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Amakhosi announced on Wednesday the 31-year-old had signed a pre-contract with the Brazilians and Mosimane said he will not discuss the matter until his club confirms the news.
The Kagiso-born mentor said in his modest response he will treat the news of Maluleka signing for the Tshwane giants as a 'rumour' for now.
"No, I don't want to talk about George Maluleka. Sundowns must speak about George Maluleka," Mosimane told the media in Cape Town.
"I'm not Sundowns. I'm the coach. If I'm Sundowns then I do everything. So, let Sundowns announce George Maluleka but until they announce George Maluleka then it can't be official. At the moment, it's a rumour," said the 55-year-old mentor.
Mosimane pleaded with members of the media to patiently wait for Sundowns to announce the deal.
"Do I want to be a spokesperson for Kaizer Chiefs guys? I wish I could tell you [but] I need to wait for my team, with all due respect, I think you understand."
Maluleka's contract with Chiefs is coming to an end on June 30 and according to the Naturena-based giants, the midfielder turned down a two-year deal offer with an option to renew for a further year.
After having entered the final six months of his current deal with Chiefs, Maluleka was well within his rights to negotiate and sign a pre-contract with a club of choice.