Milan chief Adriano Galliani says his club can do nothing but wait to see if their bid for Keisuke Honda is successful.
“We are pretty relaxed when it comes to Honda,” the transfer official stated on Monday when asked about the Japanese international.
“We cannot sign players who are not for sale,” he added. “If CSKA Moscow do not want to sell then we will wait patiently.”
The midfielder has a deal with the Diavolo to join the San Siro giants in January on a free transfer once his contract with CSKA expires.
However, Milan have made a nominal bid to the Russian club for the 27-year-old in an effort to net him immediately.
“It all depends on the two clubs, just them,” Hiroyuki Honda, the player’s agent brother, told TMW.
“There is no need for me to speak with CSKA again. They already know the situation from the player’s point of view.
“This will be a very, very important week. Milan will see CSKA and there could be developments before the weekend.
“Keisuke is calm. The hope is that he can join Milan now, but all we can do is wait and see.”