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Monare - 'Everybody asking me if I am joining Chiefs'

Bidvest Wits midfielder Thabang Monare admits he has no idea whether Kaizer Chiefs have made an offer to acquire his services.

Monare has been heavily linked with a move to Naturena to bolster an aging central midfield that includes the likes of Willard Katsande and George Maluleka.

Wits coach Gavin Hunt rates the 29-year-old so highly that he has let Xola Mlambo and Ben Motshwari leave the club, while keeping hold of midfield enforcer Monare.

Chiefs, with their superior spending power, might be able to force Hunt's hand during the transfer window but Monare remains loyal to the club and insists that he is happy at the Clever Boys and that it is up to the Students whether they decide to keep him.

"I am still contracted to Wits and it will be up to them to decide what happens going forward," Monare told Sowetan.

"It's funny to wake up and all these things are being said about you but you don't know anything.

"Everybody is asking me if I am going to join Chiefs.

"I have not heard anything [from] my agent [Mirko Agnelli] or the club. Even my mother thinks I am keeping it away from her that I might be going to the Chiefs."

Monare's contract expires at the end of next season, which may see Wits choosing to cash in on him rather than lose him as a free agent when the time comes.