KEISUKE HONDA has agreed personal terms with Milan and it’s up to the Rossoneri to decide when to take him.
Andrea Poli is expected to sign his Milan contract either today or in the next days as Milan have agreed a deal with Sampdoria to sign the 23-year-old on a co-ownership deal for a reported €1.3m + half of Salamon (valuated at €1.7m).
Another player who is expected to sign for Milan is the Japanese Keisuke Honda but it’s not clear when this will happen. Milan have informed CSKA Moscow that they have agreed personal terms with the player’s brother/agent yesterday.
Honda has agreed a four-year Milan deal worth €2.5 million a season and according to Sky Italia, Milan will make a €1.5 million bid for him. The media is unsure how much CSKA are really asking for Honda: some sources claim CSKA want €6-7m for the 27-year-old but Gazzetta dello Sport believes Honda has an agreement with CSKA that €2m will be enough.
If Milan will not be able to reach an agreement with CSKA this summer for Honda, the player will join in January for free after his contract expires on a 3.5-year contract. Honda’s arrival appears to be depended on the sales of Kevin-Prince Boateng and Robinho. Milan want to sell the two players and are in negotiations with Santos for the latter. There are still no offers for the Ghanaian who could find himself without a starting XI spot should both Poli and Honda arrive to Milan this summer.
According to La Repubblica, Milan will generate €7 million more per year in merchandising if they sign Honda. Honda would open a completely new market for Milan – the Asian market – and that makes him even a better investment.