Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates are reportedly looking to force down IFK
Hassleholm's asking price for Tokelo Rantie, who the Swedish club value
at R2 million.
The Buccaneers reaped plenty of reward from the 21-year-old
during his loan stay in Soweto last season, with the striker bagging
seven goals to help the team to a second successive treble haul.
However, the Pirates board appear to believe they can land the
highly-rated forward for an even bigger bargain, with Hassleholm
currently playing their football in the lower echelons of Swedish
However, the Sea Robbers' decision to hold back on an offer
appears to have paved the way for big spending Mamelodi Sundowns, who
have reportedly already put forward a deal surpassing the R2m asking
Pirates, though, could just be holding out to see what develops
in their on-going talks with Zimbabwean international striker Takesure
Chinyama, although that deal is also believed to have stalled over
Dynamos' asking price.