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Bronzetti defends AC Milan bid for CSKA Moscow ace Honda

Italian super agent Enzo Bronzetti has defended AC Milan over their pursuit of CSKA Moscow striker Keisuke Honda.

The Japan international is a confirmed target for the Rossoneri this month.

"Milan did not behave unfairly on Honda, as it was CSKA Moscow who changed their minds," Bronzetti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"In mid-June Hiro Honda contacted me to help him make Keisuke's dream come true, as his brother wanted to come to Milan.

"I started work and called Adriano Galliani, who seemed interested, but first wanted to consult with his Coach. We set an appointment for July 3 precisely because it was within the final six months of his contract and Honda was free to negotiate with other clubs.

"Milan called CSKA, who took a few days to consider the situation and came back with a strange calculation. They felt Honda was worth €20m, but seeing as he was only six months away from becoming a free agent they requested €5m.

"Milan offered €3m, which was considered insufficient. CKSA even bought a Bulgarian player to replace Keisuke, but he got injured and that was probably the reason behind the Russian turnaround.

"I can't understand why CSKA are angry with Milan, seeing as the contact between the clubs was immediate and at the top level with clear communication."

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