Renowned FIFA agent expects Milan to make “major move” this summer.
AC Milan are still hopeful that a deal can be reached with CSKA Moscow over a summer transfer of Japan international Keisuke Honda.
The Rossoneri are understood to have an agreement in place with the 27-year-old, who reportedly turned down a contract extension offer from the Russian giants as he has his heart set on a move to San Siro.
However, the disagreement is currently over the valuation of the player, with CSKA hoping for a fee of around €4m, while Milan are not willing to part with anything more than €1.5m.
Vice-president Adriano Gallaini has therefore hinted at waiting until January when Honda becomes a free agent with his contract set to expire in December, although a different problem arises in that the Japan international may be ineligible to play in the Champions League should he turn out for the Russian side in the group stages.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, negotiations are continuing between the two parties while Honda has started the season in fine form, scoring twice in his side’s win over Zenit in the Russian Super Cup.
Meanwhile, Galliani has ruled out the possibility of Adem Ljajic joining the club from Fiorentina, after talks collapsed over Robinho’s move to Santos.
Milan are currently working on a “buy before you sell” policy, and with Robinho likely to remain in Italy, their ability to bring in reinforcements is at a standstill.
However, renowned FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti expects the Serie A giants to make a significant move in the summer transfer window, despite not being blessed with a great deal of money available for signings.
“Milan will do something important,” he told the Corriere dello Sport as reported by football-italia.net.
“Vice-President Adriano Galliani always delivers a surprise. I am expecting something.
“He may not have the funds that he had in the past, but he has a lot of imagination,” he concluded.