Honda revs up for Russian adventure
The 23-year-old told Japan's Sankei Sports: "The feeling of wanting to experience an adventure outweighs any thought of the risks."
Neither club have formally announced the deal although Honda appears set on playing for CSKA, who have secured their place in the knockout stages of the European Champions League.
Honda, who has been in a rich vein of form for Venlo this season, said he had received an offer from CSKA.
"I want to play for a club that values me," said the attacking midfielder. "I've been made to feel that (by CSKA). I hope to finalise things soon."