SuperSport United have turned down a bid from Tottenham for defender Bongani Khumalo.
SuperSport chairman Khulu Sibiya says it is not certain that Khumalo will move to the Premier League and is waiting for an improved bid.
"This is not a foregone conclusion and Tottenham will have to pitch a new and better offer during the next transfer window. Negotiations will open then," Sibiya told the Sowetan.
He added: "People have very short memories when it comes to these kind of things. I can assure you that Bongani will look back and thank us.
"I am of the opinion that the player has a lot of potential and if he is patient and concentrates on cementing his place in the national team he will go far.
"I feel sure that in a few months Bongani's stature will have risen and he will secure himself an even better overseas move."