Milan risk losing out on Keisuke Honda, as they are hesitating and Everton prepare to swoop for the CSKA Moscow star.
The Rossoneri confirmed their interest in the Japanese international, but also warned they could not buy anyone else before cutting down the squad.
The delay is to push through the sale of Robinho to Santos or potentially Kevin-Prince Boateng.
However, Milan might not have time to wait, as the Daily Mirror claims Everton have stepped in with their own offer for Honda.
CSKA Moscow are eager to sell this summer, as he is out of contract in December, and would be available for €6m.
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