Football: CSKA Moscow reject Honda bid, Kaka back on AC Milan's menu
MILAN (AFP) - AC Milan will put off signing Japanese forward Keisuke Honda until January, meaning the focus is now on bringing Real Madrid forward Kaka back to the club, reports in Italy said Saturday.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani confirmed Friday he was trying to lure Honda or Kaka to the club, with the priority being the Japan international forward because he could fill in for Kevin-Prince Boateng, sold to Schalke 04 on Friday.
Reports on Saturday, however, said Milan's 3m euro bid, plus bonuses, for the CSKA Moscow player had been rejected by the Russian club.
Gazzetta dello Sport said Milan will now hope to sign Honda in January on a free transfer as his contract expires on December 31, meaning they can turn their attention on luring Kaka back to the club where he scored 70 goals in 193 appareances between 2003 and 2009.