AC Milan chief Galliani hints at Honda deal in near future

The Rossoneri CEO refused to quell speculation that the club are set to sign the Japan international, but denied claims that a deal for the 27-year-old has already been completed
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has played coy on the possibility that the club has signed Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow, though hinted that a deal in the near future was possible.

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Several Italian media outlets claimed on Thursday that the midfielder, 27, has agreed to leave his Russian club for San Siro this summer for £2.1 million on a four-year contract.

However, Galliani denied that the Rossoneri had secured the signing of the Japan international, who featured at the Confederations Cup, though refused to rule out the possibility that he would be brought on board at the Italian club soon.

"At the moment, [Honda] is a CSKA Moscow player," he told Sky Sports, "but who can predict what will happen in the future."

The midfielder, who has already confessed his desire to leave the Russian capital during the summer transfer window, is believed to be available on a cut-price deal due to the fact that his contract with CSKA runs out on January 1, 2014.