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Honda keen on AC Milan switch

July 16, 2013
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent

Keisuke Honda has said he would be "honoured" to sign for AC Milan amid reports the Serie A club are eager to wrap up a summer deal for the Japan international.

Keisuke Honda: Hot property
GettyImages / EpsilonHonda's contract expires at the end of the year.

Honda, 27, currently plies his trade in Russia with CSKA Moscow having joined the club from VVV-Venlo in 2010, but he has recently been linked with an exit.

It is claimed a Rossoneri delegation is set to travel to Moscow to meet with CSKA in a bid to wrap up a deal before the start of the 2013-14 season.

Honda's contract expires at the end of the year, but Milan are said to be eager to conclude an agreement this summer - and the player has confirmed his interest in a switch.

"I’ve spent three-and-a-half wonderful years with CSKA and now I want to play for a big club," he told "My club know about Milan’s interest and my desire to go there. All I can say is that I would be honoured to go to Milan."

Honda is, however, likely to be wearing a CSKA shirt when they kick off their 2013-14 season and he has vowed not to be distracted by the speculation over his future.

He added: "For now, I am not going to let other thoughts distract me. I am remaining focused on doing my job. It’s my brother who is dealing with my other business."