Transfer news

Honda to be sold for 'reasonable offer'

July 8, 2013
By ESPN staff

Russian club CSKA Moscow revealed they would be willing to sell prize asset Keisuke Honda should they “receive a reasonable offer”.

Keisuke Honda celebrates his opening goal against Italy.
APCSKA Moscow will sell Keisuke Honda for a "reasonable offer".

The 27-year-old Japanese international has generated a high amount of interest this summer, helping his country to next year’s World Cup before playing all three games at the Confederations Cup.

And with interest generating from the Serie A, and in particular AC Milan, CSK Moscow general director Roman Babaev admitted the club would consider good offers for a player whose contract is set to expire in January next year.

“[The situation] has not changed,” Babaev told Russian newspaper Sport Express. “Honda could be speaking to another club at the moment, because the rules allow it.

“But our position is clear. We are ready to let him go if we receive a reasonable offer.

“We are pleased that Milan are interested but we also have to be realistic. Yes, his expiring contract affects his market value but there is a limit as to how low we can go.

“We are not worried if he ends up leaving the club on a free transfer.

“It is a difficult decision to make - part ways with Honda now or keep him until his contract expires.

“We are interested to know how this progresses. The ball is in Milan's court now.”