Lazio have defended their failed bid for CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda.

The Biancocelesti failed to bring in Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow, a full-back or a star striker, instead selling Djibril Cissè, Giuseppe Sculli and Guglielmo Stendardo.

Lazio said in a statement: "The proposal sent to CSKA to sign Honda was worth €13m over three instalments plus the sale of goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo. It was the biggest economic proposal made by any Italian club in January 2012."