Football: Nagatomo welcomes imminent derby rivalry with Honda

TOKYO (AFP) - Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo said on Tuesday he was hungering for a cross-town derby against fellow Japan international Keisuke Honda who has been linked to a move to AC Milan.

"It's my dream to confront a fellow Japanese in a Milan derby," the 26-year-old said before flying back to the Italian city after pre-season holidays at home.

"I really want to fight against him. I want to stop him squarely when the time comes."

According to Italian press reports, widely quoted in Japan, AC Milan have agreed terms with CSKA Moscow midfielder Honda, 27, but it is unclear when he will arrive in Italy - in the summer or winter transfer window.