Stellenbosch coach Steve Barker has no interest in entertaining offers for in-form midfielder Jayden Adams.

The 22-year-old Stellies academy product is a reported transfer target for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Barker has previously spoken of his desire to keep his current crop of players together, having seen a nummber of influential members of his squad depart last season for local rivals.

Some media outlets suggest that the Cape Winelands club have slapped a R20 million price tag on the Bafana international but Barker is adamant that it is not the “right time” to discuss Adams’ future as Stellies bid to end their season on a high.

Barker’s side have already secured silverware this season in the Carling Knockout Cup trophy and are in fourth place on the DStv Premiership standings, and currently chasing a Confederation of African football place.

Barker said on FARPost: “I think I’ve addressed that sort of question on a number of occasions. 

“I don’t think now is the right time.

“Obviously, we need to concentrate on what we need to do in the short term, that’s to continue to have a solid season. Players like Jayden are important.”

Barker added: “So, we need him to be focused and be with us and be present till the end of the season. And then we’ll see what happens.”