Football: CSKA chief denies Japanese star Honda's going to Milan
MOSCOW (AFP) - The president of Russian football champions CSKA Moscow has rubbished claims by his star midfielder Keisuke Honda that he is close to sealing a move to AC Milan.
The Japanese international said in an interview with the Nikkan Sports daily that negotiations over a move to Serie A were in "the final stage" and that contract details were "being settled", with a transfer fee of US$5 million (S$6.3 million) reportedly on offer for the soon-to-be out of contract player.
However, Yevgeny Giner retorted by telling Russian daily Sport Express that no agreement had been reached with Milan, whom he accused of showing a "disrespectful attitude".
"I'm already sick and tired of the speculation around Honda," the newspaper quoted the CSKA president as saying.