Lazio have emerged as favourites to secure the signature of CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda according to the newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
Honda has been continually linked with a move out of Russia, with the likes of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and even Manchester United among those reportedly interested. But it is Lazio that seems to be winning the race for the 25-year-old, as Lazio sporting director Igli Tare flew to Moscow this week to personally negotiate the deal.
“Lazio is a great option for Honda,” Stevens told Corriere dello Sport. “But we’re still unsure whether the transfer will take place now or in the summer.”
While the player is reportedly interested in moving to Lazio, there is still a significant gap between the offer of Lazio and the valuation of CSKA.
According to Russia’s Sport Express, Lazio have offered to take Honda on a six-month loan for €2 million before buying out his contract for €10million. CSKA are not interested in that type of deal and they want to sell Honda outright for at least €16 million.
Can Lazio close the gap in the next ten days? I don’t think that Tare would be in Moscow if the Lazio did not think the deal would happen.
Do you think that Honda would be a good signing for Lazio?