PSL transfer window opens at midnight

The biggest name that can make a move is Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela.

More teams are expected to bolster their squads when the transfer window opens on 1 January. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The January transfer window period opens at midnight and a host of top Premier Soccer League (PSL) players can start negotiating new deals with other clubs.

This as many players enter the the last six months of their contracts.

The biggest name that can make a move is Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela.

The player, who moved to the club in 2008, scored 56 goals from 110 appearances for The Brazilians.

Reports suggest Mphela could make a return to former club SuperSport United.

Kaizer Chiefs are also rumoured to be keeping an eye on him.

Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali is also another player who could be on the move.

He was reported to be in negotiations with the club about a contract extension, but with six months remaining on his deal, he's free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club.

Thabo Matlaba and Sifiso Myeni can also start negotiating with other clubs as they enter the final stage of their contracts with the Buccaneers.

Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs could also be in danger of losing the services of four crucial players.

Defenders Tsepo Masilela and Keegan Ritchie as well as midfielders Josta Dladla and Siyabonga Nkosi are also in their last six months of their contracts.

Lehlohonolo Majoro will not be signing a new deal with the club.

He has been linked with a move to Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United.

One deal that has been concluded will see midfielder Lebogang Manyama move from Ajax Cape Town to join Matsatsantsa.

Other players who can open sign pre-contract agreements as of 1 January include:

SuperSport United: Rowen Fernandez and Innocent Mdledle.

Platinum Stars: Thabiso Semenya and Tshepo Gumede.

Ajax Cape Town: Thato Mokeke, Nathan Paulse and Nazeer Allie.