Club vice-president ready to play hardball.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has said that the club are prepared to wait to wrap up a deal for CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda, Sky Sports reports.
The Italian giants had been favourites to land the 27-year-old but negotiations between the two clubs had got tricky as Milan refused to meet the demands set by the Russians, meaning they’ll most likely have to wait until January to officially get him on board.
Milan vice-president, Adriano Galliani has said that he believes the Japanese international is trying to push a move through himself, but so far CSKA have not budged.
“The only gift for the fans can be Honda,” said Galliani of Honda.
“The player wants AC Milan and we’ll try to take him until the last day good for the Champions League lists.
“We made an offer, if CSKA should drop their demands, Honda will come to Milan. Otherwise we’ll wait for January.”
The Moscow outfit are still hoping to earn as much as they can for the midfielder as he still has six months left to run on his current deal, meaning he is free to speak with other clubs ahead of his release in the new year.