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Dynamos demand $150k for Chinyama

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Dynamos are demanding a staggering transfer fee of between $120 000 and $150 000 for top striker Takesure Chinyama who is wanted by South African Premiership football giants Orlando Pirates.

The striker was on target on Sunday—his ninth goal of the season — as they drew
1-1 with Highlanders at Barbourfields before
25 957 fans. Although Dynamos officials declined to reveal details of the transfer fee for the player, NewsDay Sport has been informed by a source close to the negotiations that Chinyama is being valued at between $120 000 and $150 000.

Last week, NewsDay Sport reported that the two teams had reached a deadlock after negotiations.
Pirates chief scout Stanley “Screamer” Tshabalala is representing Orlando Pirates in the negotiations with the Dynamos executive. He was in Harare on Thursday for the negotiations which failed to yield anything with Pirates insisting the asking price was too high.

“Initially Dynamos wanted $150 000, but reduced the figure to $120 000, but the Orlando Pirates representative insisted it was still too high. He then said he would need to consult his team management and would come back to them,” said the source.

The source added that Dynamos were, however, likely to compromise on a figure of around $90 000.

“That’s what happens in any negotiations. You start with a high figure, but it will go down depending on how you negotiate, but in this case Dynamos are valuing Chinyama much higher than Cuthbert Malajila and it is highly unlikely that he will go for less than $90 000,” added the source.

Malajila, who had rejoined Dynamos after fleeing civil war in Libya last year, switched to South African Premiership side Maritzburg United for a reported $65 000 during the January transfer window.

Dynamos chairman Keni Mubaiwa, although declining to disclose figures, said yesterday they were still expecting the Orlando Pirates representative in Harare last night or this morning to finalise negotiations.

“I spoke to him and he told me he was still in a meeting with the club management over the issue. We are now expecting him this evening (yesterday) or tomorrow morning (today),” said Mubaiwa.
Pirates have offered Chinyama, who has already passed a medical, a three-year deal with the option of a further two-year extension.

Meanwhile, Caps United will be hoping to vent their anger on bitter city rivals Dynamos whom they face in the 69th edition of the city derby in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro on Sunday.

United are seeking to recover from their 2-1 loss to Hwange in their last match as they launch a bid to bring back their campaign back on track.

Caps United were edged 1-0 by Highlanders prior to the Hwange defeat and are in desperate need of points.

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