Zambian midfielder Rainford Kalaba has already been linked with a move from TP Mazembe to join Bucs.
According to a source at Pirates, the club has already engaged both United and the player in bid to sign him.
“Kalaba and Awal remain our targets during this transfer window period. The player is keen to join Pirates but it all will depend on whether Maritzburg United agree to release him during the January transfer window period,” says the source.
United boss Farouk Kadodia sounded cagey when asked about the chances of the player joining Pirates in January.
“I can’t comment. Why don’t you call Pirates? Please call Pirates,” says Kadodia.