Milan close in on Honda deal

The much-admired playmaker enhanced his reputation with a string of impressive displays for his country at the World Cup last month, scoring twice and setting up another goal as Japan reached the last 16.

And after ongoing talks between the two clubs in the last 24 hours, the Rossoneri are believed to have matched CSKA's valuation - in the region of €15 million - and are confident of sealing the switch for the 24-year-old in the coming days.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.