According to Siya sources Sundowns will receive a letter from Matsatsantsa this morning confirming that the Tshwane-based outfit plan to start negotiations with the 29-year-old.
It was first reported by the Siya crew back in November that SuperSport were keen to try and land ‘Killer’, with their director of football, Stan Matthews, later going on to confirm his interest in bringing him back to Tshwane.
Mphela, who spent two years with SuperSport before joining Sundowns in 2008, is set to be offered a pre-contract with Cavin Johnson’s side as they look to persuade him to make the move in July when his contract at Chloorkop has expired.
While Matthews has previously explained to the Siya crew that he is willing to wait until July to bring Mphela on board, he will no doubt be eager to come to an agreement with Sundowns that could see him move this month.
However, Matsatsantsa will not be the only club vying for Mphela’s signature, with Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs both also believed to be interested.