Congolese defender Beranger Itoua is still training with Orlando Pirates, however it seems unlikely that he will be signed by the Buccaneers.
Recent media reports had stated that Itoua has penned a deal with Pirates, although high ranking officials at the club have since indicated otherwise.
Although Itoua has featured for the club in their preseason programme, sources within the club have explained that he has not signed with the side and it is unlikely that he will be offered a deal.
With the closing of the transfer window only a month away, Bucs head coach Roger de Sa and his technical team will be looking to finalise their squad for the 2013/14 PSL campaign.
De Sa will also be alarmed by the CAF Champions League deadline to register new players for the 2013 edition of the tournament, which is as early as Monday, August 5, 2013.
Keep an eye on www.soccerladuma.co.za for all the latest transfer news.
BY: Julian Bailey
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