Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has confirmed Khama Billiat is part of his plans for the new season, and the player will stay at the club.

The Zimbabwean has been linked with several North African teams including Al Ahly and Zamalek.

According to The Citizen, a South African newspaper, Middendorp said: “I was never confronted with any offer… there is no way to give the go-ahead from the technical team to release players like Khama Billiat and other players.

“We are in front of a season, and we have put a lot of thinking, a lot of strategies – and there is no way to move into a direction to say Khama can go because the money is coming in. No, at the moment that is very clear.”

Angolan side Petro de Luanda has of late joined the pursuit and reportedly offered big money to Billiat as a way to lure him to the club.