Keisuke Honda is facing an uncertain future at AC Milan, with just one year left on his contract.
The Japanese international hasn’t featured yet this season, and reports suggest AC Milan are not keen on offering him a new contract either.
According to Italian website Il Milanista (part of the Gazzetta dello Sport network), Crystal Palace are interested in signing the 30-year-old.
AC Milan are keen on selling him in the January transfer window in an effort to reduce the wage bill.
Il Milanista say an agreement could be reached in January because both sides are keen on it. Honda is reportedly earning €3m per season, and AC Milan don’t feel it’s worth paying such high wages to a player who is mostly on the bench.
Honda signed for AC Milan on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow in 2014, and it’d be interesting to see if Crystal Palace are genuinely interested in signing him.
Rumours of an exit have been frequent for quite some time, and the process seems to be something like: Italian media decide Milan fancy a sale, lots of interest from England is reported, that interest fails to turn into anything concrete, Milan decide Honda is worth a lot commercially and are glad to keep him.
One day that process may end up in a transfer.