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AC Milan announce Honda signing

December 11, 2013
By ESPN staff

AC Milan have confirmed Japan international Keisuke Honda will join the club on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow next month.

Keisuke Honda
GettyImagesKeisuke Honda had been keen to join Milan in the summer.

Honda, who joined CSKA from Dutch side VVV-Venlo in 2010, will move to the San Siro when his contract expires at the end of this month.

“Now we can say it,” Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani told Sky Sport Italia. “From Jan. 3, 2014, Keisuke Honda will be a Milan player. He will wear the No. 10 shirt.”

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Galliani suggested Honda was likely to make his debut against Sassuolo on Jan. 12.

Milan had attempted to sign Honda during the summer but were unable to agree a transfer fee with CSKA.

The 27-year-old becomes the Rossoneri’s first signing of the winter transfer window as they seek to improve on a disappointing start to the season that has seen them fall 22 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

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