Galliani hints at Honda deal in near future

The AC Milan CEO refused to quell speculation that the club are set to imminently sign the Japan international but denied claims that any transfer has been completed

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has played coy on the possibility that the club has already signed Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow, though hinted that a deal in the near future is possible.

Several Italian media outlets claimed on Thursday that the midfielder, 27, has agreed to leave his Russian club for San Siro this summer for €2.5 million on a four-year contract.

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

"At the moment, he is a CSKA Moscow player," Galliani told Sky Sport. "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.