Italian giants AC Milan had long been on the trails of Japanese international midfielder Keisuke Honda but it now seems that their summer long pursuit of the player has hit a brick wall with the player’s current club CSKA Moscow admitted that they are in absolutely no rush to sell one of their prized assets.
And according to the president of the Russian club, it would be great for both the club as well as the player if he stayed in the Russian capital till his contract expired in December and after that, he would be free to do whatever he pleased.
According to the Russian club, they have been offered a fee in the region of € 1.5 million and € 2 million but according to the Russian club’s president, they don’t need that money. However, he did mention that the player is free to talk to any club he chooses to at this time and he is also free to leave the club if a fee can be agreed.
The club also stated that the player is an important part of the team and he will help the team earn a lot more than the € 2 million they are being offered by helping them progress in the UEFA Champions League. AC Milan had long been on the trails of the Japanese international who had previously been linked with a move to English giants Liverpool but it seems he has his heart set on a move to the San Siro.
The Milanese giants are crying out for a creative presence at the centre of their midfield and had targeted Honda as the one to fill the void but it seems AC Milan will have to wait at least till December or cough up a hefty fee for the player.