Orlando Pirates step up Steven Pienaar pursuit amid Mamelodi Sundowns interest

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Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns have done little to hide their interest in the 34-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Everton in the off-season.

Pienaar has also reportedly attracted the attention of a Dutch outfit. However, a source at Bucs says: "The club is all out to sign Pienaar. We will know very soon if he will agree to sign with us or not."

Downs coach Pitso Mosimane has also suggested the ex-Ajax Amsterdam playmaker remains in the Brazilians' sights.

"Pienaar, what a good player. But I don't know what is in his mind. Pienaar doesn't have to play football, he can also retire. It will be good to have him, we will see."