Japanese international hoping to push through immediate transfer.
CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda is prepared to take a pay-cut in order to push through a move to AC Milan according to reports in Italy.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 27-year-old is set to make the sacrifice in order to help the Rossoneri raise their bid to sign him this summer as opposed to waiting until January when he becomes a free agent.
It is understood that personal terms had already been agreed, but with CSKA unwilling to negotiation a lower price for Honda, the move has stalled and it had been expected Honda would have to wait until his contract expired.
However, his latest gesture is set to re-ignite the deal, and it is believed that Milan are hopeful of opening talks once again before they head to the USA for the International Champions Cup.
Gazzetta have suggested that a meeting could take place in the coming days while Milan are in Munich for the Audi Cup, with Honda set to explain to the CSKA president that it is his desire to push through an early transfer and move to Italy ahead of the new season.
His arrival would be a welcome boost for Milan as their injury concerns continue ahead of the new season. While Robinho is set for more tests in two weeks after picking up a muscle strain, youngster Riccardo Saponara isn’t expected to be fully fit until the Champions League qualifiers.
As a result, Massimiliano Allegri faces a selection headache ahead of arguably the most important two games of the season, with Milan desperate to secure their place in the group stages of Europe’s premier competition.