Chiefs pour cold water on Tau & Erasmus links

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 09:   Kermit Erasmus of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates scoring a goal during the Nedbank Cup quarter final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Summerfield Dynamos at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on April 09, 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 09: Kermit Erasmus of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates scoring a goal during the Nedbank Cup quarter final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Summerfield Dynamos at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on April 09, 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs have poured cold water on transfer rumours linking the club with the services of Percy Tau and Kermit Erasmus.

Chiefs have bolstered their squad with the acquisition of nine new signings for the 2022/23 season including two attacking additions in the form of Ashley Du Preez from Stellenbosch FC and Burundi international Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.

Despite this, the Soweto giants have been linked with a host of potential signings ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline day, including potential deals to sign Kermit Erasmus from Mamelodi Sundowns or Percy Tau from Al Ahly.

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However, it appears as though the club will do no further business during the current window after team manager Bobby Motaung poured cold water on any interest in the pair of South Africa internationals.

"Unfortunately, the technical staff and everybody has to put their heads together and find out if there is a need or how many similar players we have to him, or if we need a different type of striker," Motaung told SAFM On Sport.

"Those are things that come technically. I understand that everyone wants everything. They want this one and that one, they want Kermit Erasmus, they wanted someone from Egypt – it's normal, they are wishing well for the club.

"Unfortunately, sometimes things aren't that easy. People analyse these things and come to us and tell us where the need is. Those decisions are not taken by me alone, we sit down and we analyse."

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