But the tricky part for the Abu Dhabi based club is that their registration period closes today, 21 September, giving them until midnight to find a solution if Sirino remains a player of interest.
SABC Sport contacted Sundowns senior official Yogesh Singh for an update on the Uruguayan’s situation at the club, especially after he was spotted training on his own at their Chloorkop headquarters on Monday.
Singh had not responded at the time of publishing.
However, coach Rulani Mokwena, the first person to publicly reveal that Sirino had handed in a transfer request, was left to face questions from the media on the player and other possible movements at Sundowns, including the whereabouts of attacker Erwin Saavedra.
“I would like to leave both to the club. It’s a week where I really want to focus on the football and what happens with the tactics and getting that right. I would be lying to say to you I’ve got an update as to the latest,” Mokwena told journalists during the press conference to build-up to the MTN8 second leg clash against Kaizer Chiefs at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
“What I know is, on Saavedra, he is in Bolivia and I had a nice face-time call with him that had nothing to do with Sundowns, but just a catch-up.”