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Zakhele Lepasa has impressed so far in the early stages of the DStv Premiership. Image: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates to lose their prized asset?

Orlando Pirates might have to brace themselves for some majorly tempting transfer offers for their star players in January.

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Zakhele Lepasa has impressed so far in the early stages of the DStv Premiership. Image: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates have two of the PSL’s most sought-after players on their books, but that might not be the case for much longer.

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Orlando Pirates stars wanted in Europe

Monnapule Saleng is one of Orlando Pirates’ most prized assets. It seems like a matter of when rather than if they’ll sell the Bafana Bafana wide man. SoccerLaduma sources indicate that Monaco and an unnamed Belgian side are ramping up efforts to sign the 25-year-old. Those sources indicate the Buccaneers might consider a sale in January to avoid losing the player for free when his deal expires in June 2024.

Meanwhile, teenage star Relebohile Mofokeng was recently on trial with Wolves in the Premier League. Pirates could attempt to get a big fee out of the Birmingham-based side should they decide to make a permanent move for the 18-year-old eligible to sign professional terms with an English side. If they do, that would significantly increase Pirates’ options in the transfer market.

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