Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani says he won’t overpay to sign CSKA Moscow’s Keisuke Honda this summer.
The Rossoneri have already agreed to net the player in January on a Bosman once his contract expires, but they’ve offered the Russian club a nominal fee to net the midfielder immediately.
“The gift to the fans is Honda, it can only be Honda at this moment in time,” the official stated on Thursday.
“The player wants Milan, but we can’t exaggerate as he will be a free agent in four months,” he continued.
“We’ll keep trying to sign him until we have to name our Champions League squad, then we’ll abandon the chase.
“We have made an offer and if they decrease their expectations then Honda will arrive at Milan. Let’s hope so…”
The transfer chief also confirmed reports that the Diavolo are close to taking full ownership of Kevin Constant from Genoa.
“We are looking to sign the second half of Constant’s contract in return for the full rights of Rodney Strasser.”