CSKA Moscow: “Honda not for sale for €2 million”


ROMAN BABAEV has warned Milan that their Keisuke Honda offer will need to meet CSKA Moscow’s demands.

Honda’s Milan arrival is almost a confirmed thing but it’s still unknown when the player will join. Honda’s agent/brother will talk with CSKA Moscow (probably on Friday – the trip has been delayed) to convince CSKA to accept Milan’s bid.

It’s said that the Rossoneri will offer €1.5m for the player whose contract expires in a few months’ time (December 31st) but according to the Russian club, Milan’s bid will have to be satisfactory as they don’t seem to mind losing Honda for free.

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“Honda is not for sale for €2m. If Milan make an offer that we deem acceptable then he’ll leave. If not, he’ll leave in January,” CSKA’s director of sport Roman Babaev is quoted as saying on R-Sport. Milan have a contract agreed with the 27-year-old attacking midfielder, who can also play one the right side of a 4-2-3-1: he’ll sign until 2017 with €2.5 million per year wage.

CSKA’s demand is €4m but it’s believed that Adriano Galliani will not go above €1.5 million, although there were talks that Milan could use a sponsor to sign Honda. In any case, if il Diavolo fail in their summer Honda attempt, he’ll join in January.

Translation credit: @Milanello


  1. Oh my god Babaev please accept this offer mate!!! We, all the Milanistas from all over the world beg u, please let honda pursuit his dreams and join Milan, pleas!!!!

    • Very funny.. You make it seem as if Babaev’s going to read your comment.. This is business bro, a typical example of what Milan’s doing to Santos over Robinho.. What goes around comes around, though I so badly want to see HONDA in the red & black, Galliani should be ready to sacrifice some more now or wait till January cos CSKA will definitely be at advantage if Honda stays with them till his contract expires in the winter break..

    • It’s funny how you beg babaev to accept Galliani’s offer, but you don’t beg galliani to increase the offer:))) Anyhow, Forza Milan

    • +Emanuelson …he is so bad…my eyes are burning when I see him playing with White Rossoneri in their training at Milanello at 14/7…

      1,5m+Traore+Emanuelson Mr. Galliani!!!

  2. 4 million for a player with only 5 more months left in his contract? This is usually the case if Milan were battling with other teams. But as it stands he has already agreed to join Milan and we have even set his salary. Most fans may not agree but if Roma signed Strootman with their current team and Napoli after all their signings now have another 63 million, then Milan need more than Honda. I will say this. We already have him. Look at the defence and other areas necessary. CSKA will give in or we might as well wait. Who knows what Saponara and an in-form SES, Balotelli and my darling Pategna/Crisante can do. Ben in Robinhos best form, Honda is not even close.
    That being said ” I hope he joins this summer”

  3. One of the Top 10 richest club in the universe can’t afford more than £2million to buy a great talent..
    #BlameItOnAllegri after the end of the season… This people are making Milan market frustrating #sigh..

  4. I’m sorry but as much as we need Honda for the UCL we can buy another solid player for the 4 mil or whatever they want for him and get him for free in January. Look at it this way, we spend that 4 m on another good player then by january we have two good players for only 4m. Don’t be blinded by the fact we all want him now. It doesn’t make sense to blow 4 mil or more for 5 months of service. We need more than just Honda and its smart business to either get him for a discount now (1.5m) or free later. Wake up again people. And who knows, we still have another month of the mercato left, which we can make some sales and get Honda.

    • I agree with you about most you said, however just immagine the following scenario: Milan don’t get Honda in the summer and Milan are in the same group with CSKA in CL. Because Honda is high proffesional he will give everything on the pitch for CSKA till his last match. What if Milan get knocked out of CL because of Honda’s super performance. Would you feel bad for not spending that 4m? Every match you win in CL is worth 500,000 euros, if Honda helps winning 2-3 matches in the group stage Milan get back half of that 4m, not to mention how important is to have the summer preparations with your team mates. Forza Milan

  5. if they don’t accept a maximum of 2.5m then we shuld just wait until january. Get ljajic now and then honda in january if cska proves stubborn.

  6. Relax mates. U guys are over speeding!!! Mr.G will get him with 2.5million. 4 million is 2 high for a player is runing out of contract in just (5months) come on we are not father christmas.

  7. I told you guys that Galiani is working underground to strengthen the squad.

    According to Michele Criscitiello (tutomercatoweb TMW), Milan have made an offer of €5 million plus Zaccardo to Parma for Gabriel Alejandro Paletta, Parma want at least 10 million euro cash. Negotiation at the start and still to be defined. There is for the moment a strong interest of Milan.

    What i don’t know is quality of this player but i’d rather spend 10 million on Chiriches of Stau Bucharest who is one of the best center backs around this time.

    Our real mercato starts in August and i believe Milan will be much stronger

    • I’d prefer it if we exchanged Zaccardo for their attacker – Sansone – who is also a Milanista. I don’t think Paletta is good enough for us. He’s average, a decent back-up, we need a world class centre back. I don’t know why we didn’t go for Benatia. At least we should try to sign Astori and/or Sakho, maybe he’ll turn out to be like Thuram was for Juve.

  8. Why are they being so cheap hes a amazing playmaker WE CAN USE HIM IN CHAMPIONS LEAUGE stop being so cheap you sold PATO Ibrahim and thiago im sure u can afford Honda for atleast 3m wow if they buy him this week he can play vs man city on the 20th we have big matches like Uvi there amazing now. They have there forwards we need him as soon as possible.

  9. Ronaldo with 5 mnths contract does not worth this amount of money, this guy is just playing around with Galliani to get the best of him, he is coming on August I am sure

  10. And the milan website would be like “The goalkeepers continued to work with their specialized coaches while Muntari trained alone, as expected”.wtf!,how are we to know? Were we tld?

    • Yes we were. They wrote before that Muntari is training alone/not participating in the training games due to him fasting during Ramadan.

  11. milan marcator always painful, stressful and even wonderful to some extent. It suprise me when I heard the negotiation of Poli and Milan…, and look at the player that every body wish to see in our beloved colour, Galliani is doing monkey business and he forgot it that, what he did to Robiho/santos will happen here. The only thing is that, by january he would be with us.

  12. Its unfortunate this is happening to milan.last season we said we wanna balance the book and this year? Juve is solid! Fiorentina waxing strong! Strootman to roma, napoli building up strong as well e.t.c saponara =co ownership,poli = co ownership,,,,,we have to pay mancity every mnt for ballo`s purchase, we cant even make a €2m signing…flirting wth players who have a yr left in their contract….pls why not cut us these embarassment by selling some shares of this precious club for injection of funds so we can come bck again as AC MILAN? I really appreciate b&g effort in the past,but i think we should not sit on the past as well. We are like sinking day by day. 🙁

  13. @Flash. I’m glad you do not run any football clubs because you would run them right into the ground with your idiocracy. Go home

  14. Honda will be a good signing but come on guys he is not kaka and he wont play on 4231. I have faith in the current squad. Uncle fester is just negotiating in a negotiation you don’t pay from the start what the other one is asking. We don’t need him so badly 4 mil? Thats ridiculous and they won’t be as stubborn they will sell Milan just need to improve the offer and give a player as payment is not an option im sure Honda will come in august and the reason is that Milan will make some cash from sponsors from Asia you guys must trust a little bit more on the old bald man

  15. Fly emirates were interested 2 years ago in signing Honda to boost their market in Asia, they should be welling to sponser this deal.

  16. They say when a farmer is cultivating his farm land, he will always cultivate the sand towards himself.
    If Milan were to be in the shoes of CSKA would it be wise to weaken my team for a paltry sum of €1.5m knowing fully well that the team will be playin tghe champions league and getting a replacement will cost me no paltry sum. Won’t the club be wise to allow that important player to the club help out in the group stages of Ucl rather than let him go and play with a weakened team and fail to make it through from the group stage.
    On the side of Milan, If Balloteli had not been cuptied against Barcelona last season, may be we could have made it through. What is the essence of signing a player you can’ t use in the champios league.. Are we going to rely on the inexperience of Saponara? Because we don’t want to spend a dime on buying. What if Honda still has 2yrs left in his contract then Milan would never have gone after him. As far as am concerned, Milan has not made any major signing this n summer and seria a is going to be tougher next season
    Galiani is aiming for 3rd place finish and that kind of aspiration is dangerous. It is said that when you aim for the moon you land among the stars but when you aim for the stars then you are likdly to land on the roof top of your house.

  17. Obviously the so called financial crisis in italy and FFP only affects ac milan i guess Silvio has a void in his pocket that needs to filled with the clubs funds

  18. Dis is becoming so embarrasing. am short of words as far as dis transfer market is concern. Juvi is among d major contenders 4 d champions leageu as it stand right nw. napoli nt doin bad in d market. Milan cant afford to get her own stadium, & cant afford gud players 4 God sake! even wen we ar rated ahead of Juvi. (top ten richest clubs) Spend gud money to make great returns.. Milan stop breakin my heart wit those stupid shrwd transfers.

  19. Napoli sell çavani and they are negotiating for Damiao and Higuain. Milan sell thiago silva and they bring in acerbi.? Nice

  20. De Laurentis after Çavani sale, ” we have 124 million to spend on transfers.
    Galliani after Silva and Ibra sale: ” we have no money to spend. Our books are balanced. No clubs in Italy can spend big”

  21. GK :Thibaut Courtois 20 Atletico Madrid £5.5m
    Jack Butland 19 Birmingham £1.7m
    Maxym Koval 19 Dynamo Kyiv £2.1m
    Marc-Andre ter Stegen 20 Gladbach £6m
    Bernd Leno 20 Leverkusen £4.2m
    Nicola Leali 19 Virtus Lanciano £0.25m

    Centre Backs (CB)

    Stefan de Vrij 20 Feyenoord £5.4m
    Nicolas Tagliafico 19 Murcia £0.475m
    Inigo Martinez 21 Real Sociedad £4.2m
    Joel Matip 21 Schalke £5.9m
    Kurt Zouma 17 AS Saint-Etienne £4m
    Nikola Maksimovic 20 Red Star £1.2m
    Andre Hoffman 19 Duisburg £0.65m
    Tomas Kalas 19 Vitesse £0.475m
    Bruno Martins Indi 20 Feyenoord £3.7m
    Karim Rekik 17 Man City £1.4m
    Marc Muniesa 20 Barcelona £1.2m
    Jordi Amat 20 Rayo £1.9m
    Siyanda Xulu 20 Rostov £1.5m

    Full Backs (RB/LB/WBR/WBL)

    Mario Fernandes 21 Gremio £3.9m
    Sebastien Corchia 20 FC Sochaux £3.4m
    Davide Santon 20 Newcastle £4.8m
    Serge Aurier 18 Toulouse FC £2.2m
    Diego Renan 21 Cruzeiro £3m
    Romario 18 Vitoria £0.02m
    Kenny Tete 16 Ajax Holland £0.08m
    Gino Peruzzi 20 Velez £0.65m
    Centre Mids (DM/CM)
    Diego Reyes 19 America (MEX) £0.950m
    Oriol Romeu 20 Chelsea £2.6m
    Emre Can 18 FC Bayern £1m
    Romulo 21 Spartak Moscow £11.25m
    Leon Goretzka 17 Bochum £0.150m
    Fernando 20 Gremio £4m
    Koke 20 Atletico £3.4m
    Casemiro 20 Sao Paulo £3.6m
    Ariel Borysiuk 20 Kaiserslautern £1.4m
    Ezequiel Cirigliano 20 River £1.4m
    Granit Xhaka 19 Gladbach £4.5m
    Ruben Pardo 19 Real Sociedad £1.4m
    Kevin De Bruyne 21 Werder Bremen £5m
    Zakaria Labyad 19 Sporting £0.550m
    Thiago 21 Barcelona £11.25m
    Markus Henriksen 19 AZ £2.8m
    Bruno Zuculini 19 Racing Club £0.875m

    Attacking Mids (AMR/AML/AMC)
    Leonardo Bittencourt 18 Dortmund £2.
    Adryan 17 Flamengo £1.3m
    Gerard Deulofeu 18 Barcelona B £3.9m
    Kostas Fortounis 19 Kaiserslautern £2.2M
    Lenny Nangis 18 Caen £0.5m
    Juan Iturbe 19 Porto £0.13m
    Luciano Narsingh 21 PSV £5.5m
    Bruma 17 Sporting £0.13m
    Lucas Piazon 18 Chelsea £0.3m
    Julian Draxler 18 Schalke £8.75m
    Antoine Griezmann 21 Real Sociedad £5.25m
    Tony Trindade de Vilhena 17 Feyenoord£0.09m
    Strikers (ST)
    Lacina Traore 21 Anji £7.25m
    Romelu Lukaku 19 West Brom £5m
    Carlos Fierro 17 Chivas £0.09m
    Facundo Ferreyra 21 Velez £2.2m

  22. Wow! wow! wow!
    Napoli has €124m for transfer market. What an alarm. Is Napoli not in the same league with Milan? Are they not also affected by Ffp? Napoli just sold Cavani for a sum of €63m but can we all remember how that club dig deep to sign him from perlermo.
    Napoli doesn’t have its own stadium like Milan but they sure know how to generate income for the club.
    Or does Ffp also restrict Milan from generating income for the club?.
    Some will jump here to argue that Milan wage bill is higher than that of Napoli, are you guys kidding me? With the quality of our squad full of muntari’s and Traore’s, we still pay the highest wage bill in Italy and Napoli even managed to pip us to second spot.
    What is happening to our beloved Milan looking for Even if we are going to be a selling club we mhst buy quality potential inorder to sell them well.spondors to help us raise €1.5m?.

  23. Juve needed improvement in attack – signed Tevez and Llorente. They’ve had the best defence for the last two seasons, still they signed Ogbonna for further strength and for depth. Viola signed Giuseppe Rossi before, they’ve gotten Mario Gomez now as well, and then they have the experience of Ambrosini in their midfield. Roma have signed Benatia (I don’t know why we didn’t sign him?, Maicon, and STROOTMAN. Napoli have signed Callejon, Mertens, Albiol is a pretty much done deal. They have a 124 million euro piggy bank, and are looking for both Damiao and Higuain. I’m all for how strong Serie A is looking again and that we can still attract top talent…but what about Milan, I know we will sign more players and get rid of dead weight, but it’s taking too much time. At the moment we are pretty far behind.
    I know we’ll sign players come august, but I still think we have to act sooner rather than later, so our targets won’t be snapped up right in front of our noses.

  24. I am actually happy that the likes of fio,napo,juve etc.. are making such transfers in the mercato soon hopefully we shall be the reckoning force we once were in europe, also hope we can get our 4th cl spot back in the near future….Forza Calcio….Forza MILANO

  25. We need 1 strong center back and 1 quality mid. Also some players should leave 2 balance book as Mr. G’s principle.

  26. Honda is great player but this is Milan and they should be chasin the likes of Verratti, Gundogan, Hamsik, Bernard… Napoli has more than 100mil (excluding Cavani they already had 60mil budget) to spend and Milan need sponsors for extra 2mil to sign Honda… This is not normal

    This is not Milan, there’s no FFP, just Berlusconi dry pockets and that’s why this club is suffering

    I’m deeply dissapointed and saddend by this management

  27. I’m watching Ural SR Vs CSKA now live and i tell u guys, Honda is fireeee. His passing techniques are unrivalled and dude is very hard working, he defends well and works for his side pretty well. Milan will be steps forward with this lad.

    There will be a meeting on Friday between CSKA and his agent with Ernesto Bronzetti representing Milan to thrash out a deal to bring him to Milan now. I believe we would have him this summer.

  28. @ladon, I ask myself the same question too, how can a squad filled with mediocre players be the one with highest wage bill? Galliani is playing games, we are drowning in this mediocrity state because of him. He wasted money on old used up players, then invited this mediocre coach to eradicate everything good about this club. If Berlusconi doesn’t act fast this club will soon be forgotten. Galliani is old, he can’t be trusted to built a morden club, he has never played this game before, he has no business recruiting players for us. Napoli are a morden team, run by managers that know everying about football, and so are juve, who have a smart coach, who knows about being in a big club. Berlusconi has to act fast.

  29. Just sell Milan to an rich man! Im sure many billionares can agree to buy milan! This is much better than suffering to afford honda for 2m euros!

  30. Galliani should pay more for him than 2 mil. I know it’s only for 5 months since his contract is up in January but Honda will bring a lot of money in – especially from crazy Japanese fans – they are like fanatics there and that move would be phenomenal from financial perspective.

  31. Honda fits into a RAM Position.

    So a 4-2-3-1 would work really well.

    De Jong
    Honda- Saponara(Boa)(Ljajic)(kaka)-EL92


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