Relegated Escom United are demanding K5 million (about $11 904) from Silver Strikers as transfer fees for Young Chimodzi Jnr and Spencer Chipantha.
Silver general secretary Mike Tembo and Escom chairperson Fanuel Nkhono confirmed the news on Monday.
Tembo said Escom are demanding K3 million (about $7 142) for Chimodzi who spent last season with the Bankers on loan and his star shone brightly as he was drafted into the Flames squad that beat Namibia 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier recently.
Chipantha has been pegged at K2 million (about $4 761).
“We received communication from Escom offering us the two players on a permanent deal at K5 million and consultations are currently underway,” said Tembo.
Nkhono justified the price tags, describing the duo as quality players.
“Chimodzi spent a season on loan at Silver and is now a national team player and, if they still require his services, then they should buy him outright,” he said.
He also said Escom are planning to seek Sulom’s intervention to get K6 million transfer fees from Big Bullets for midfielders Chimango ‘BlackBerry’ Kayira (K3.5 million), Heston Munthali (K1.5 million) and James Chilapondwa (K1 million).
“I think, in all fairness, we have been kind to Bullets and it is high time they paid us our dues. After all, we extended the loan period to the end of last season,” said Nkhono.
He also confirmed that midfielders Jacob Ngwira and Benard ‘Benzo’ Harawa have been loaned to Mighty Wanderers until the end of the season.
In a related development, Blantyre United have said they will only clear midfielder Dalitso Sailesi and striker Brown ‘Fisimatama’ Mizeyi to join Bullets if they get transfer fees.
Blantyre United technical director Lawson Nakoma said Bullets are aware of the terms.
“We made an offer and, if they want the players, they should be prepared to meet those terms,” said Nakoma.
He could, however, not be drawn to divulge figures involved.
Sailesi spent part of last season on loan at Bullets.