Japan international expected to leave, but the timing of departure remains unclear.
AC Milan have been told to make their move for CSKA Moscow and Japan star Keisuke Honda, according to Sport Express.
The 27-year-old is expected to leave the Russian club as his contract is set to expire in December, and he has already revealed that is ready for a move to a bigger club.
However, it is still unclear at this stage as to whether Milan will make their bid to take him to San Siro this summer, or wait until January when he will be available as a free agent.
Much also depends on the Rossoneri’s ability to offload Robinho, as with their “sell before you buy” policy, the Brazilian must complete his switch back to Santos before the Italian giants can make their move in the transfer market.
Honda would appear to be their primary target, although it is understood that they are also tracking the contract negotiations of Fiorentina starlet Adem Ljajic.
Nevertheless, CSKA director Roman Babaev has spoken on the transfer situation surrounding Honda, and has called on Milan to make their move.
“The situation has not changed. Honda can talk to another club at the moment because the rules permit it, but we are ready to let him go earlier faced with a reasonable offer,” he told Sport Express as reported by football-italia.net.
“We are glad that Milan are showing interest, but also need to be realistic about the fact his contract is out in six months.
“We are not worried about him potentially leaving us on a free transfer. The ball is in Milan’s court now.”
Premier League side Everton were also rumoured to be interested, but earlier reports in the Italian media suggest that Honda already has an agreement on personal terms with Milan, and it now very much depends on whether the two clubs can come to agreement for his transfer either immediately or in January.