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.
“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.
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— Umberto Gandini (@UmbertoGandini) July 16, 2013