Shakhtar agree fee for Roda duo
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The duo are expected in Ukraine during the next few days to discuss a move to Shakhtar.
Central defender Vrede will be the most difficult of the pair to convince a switch to Ukraine is his best option.
Vrede played against Shakhtar for Roda in the Uefa Cup three seasons ago and was unimpressed with conditions in the country.
If he fails to notice any great change, he is likely to pull the plug on his involvement in the deal.
Tchoutang is believed to have no objections to joining Shakhtar providing his personal terms are met.
Roda will be hoping Vrede does accept the offer because they are lining up Yuri Nikiforov as his replacement on a free transfer.
The experienced Russian international is available on a Bosman free transfer from PSV Eindhoven but any swoop is on hold until the conclusion of the Vrede deal.