Published On: Sun, Jul 21st, 2013

AC Milan yet to make offer for Japanese star

Keisuke Honda CSKA MoscowDespite tracking Japan international , have yet to make a formal offer to sign the player this summer.

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 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.

About the Author

Drew Farmer

- Born and raised in USA, I've spent much of the last six years living in South Korea, England, Hungary, Qatar and now back to England. My first memories of soccer was playing at the age of 5, but I didn't see my first match on TV until six years later. That was the 1994 World Cup, and I've been hooked ever since. I gained my England FA coaching certificate and coached at the youth level in England and Hungary while working in education. I am the Forza Italian Football Genoa correspondent, at least until they are relegated to Serie B. Forza Grifone! Drew Farmer can be found on Twitter @Calciofarmer.



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