AC Milan yet to make offer for Japanese star
Honda, currently owned by Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow, has been widely tipped to join the Rossoneri immediately or next January.
At one point Lazio were leading the race to sign him, however the Rossoneri are now thought to be his preferred destination with a free transfer already wrapped up for next year.
According to ITAR-TASS news agency, CSKA Moscow director general Roman Babaev has not received any offers from the Italian giants for his immediate transfer.
“We respect Honda’s desire to join AC Milan, especially as it is his dream,” Babaev recently stated.
“However, we haven’t received any offers from the Italian club. If the proposal does arrive and we consider it adequate, then we will release Honda.”
Honda’s contract is set to expire in December 2013, and it is already thought AC Milan have a deal in place with the player to bring him to the San Siro. The deal would be similar to the one that brought current midfielder Riccardo Montolivo to the club from Fiorentina.
However, the Rossoneri’s need for a creative midfielder may influence the club to try and find a deal during this summer’s transfer window.
Honda has been with CSKA Moscow since January 2010 after two years with Dutch side VVV-Venlo.