Mthiyane claims that club boss Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi was the one to inform him that the Buccaneers were after his signature.
The 28-year-old has been full of energy down the left flank for Chippa this past season, scoring three times and assisting a further four since arriving from AmaZulu at the beginning of the year.
Mthiyane still has a year remaining on his contract but the Chilli Boys could be persuaded to allow him to leave.
“Chippa (Mpengesi) has told me about Pirates interest and I am still waiting for feedback from him about this,” Mthiyane tells snl24.com/kickoff.
“It is always exciting to hear of interest in your services from teams as big as Pirates but right now I am not putting it into my head because nothing has happened.
"I am just at home relaxing and will only see the need to start thinking about a move if I am told that the two clubs have agreed. For now I am staying and just looking forward to the start of pre-season."
Pirates have been making considerations about widening their options down the left-flank next season and Mthiyane fits that bill as he is able to play both left-back and left-wing.