Tevez no longer priority as Rossoneri look elsewhere this summer.
AC Milan are reportedly ready to drop their interest in Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, in order to land Japanese star Keisuke Honda in a cut-price deal.
Tevez had been a priority for the Rossoneri after it emerged that City were interested in signing 20-year-old sensation Stephan El Shaarawy.
However, that deal appears to have cooled in the last few days, and Tevez has now been linked with a switch to rivals Juventus instead.
That has opened the door for a move for 27-year-old Honda, who impressed with his performances during the Confederations Cup.
According to Sport Mediaset, as reported by football-italia.net, Milan have a huge interest in the CSKA Moscow star as his contract is set to expire in December, and therefore he will be available for a substantially lower fee should the Russian club decide to cash in this summer.
Aside from the benefits the Japan international would bring on the pitch, the significant sponsorship opportunities that would arrive with him make him an increasingly attractive option.
Serie A side Lazio have previously been linked with a move for the star, but it appears that Milan are now ready to move to the front of the queue as they look to bolster their squad ahead of next season.
With Tevez unlikely to arrive, speculation continues to suggest that Kevin-Prince Boateng and El Shaarawy may still leave this summer. Should either depart, then Honda appears to be in the Rossoneri’s sights as a direct replacement.