Lazio chief Igli Tare insists they attempted to land CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda.

The Japan international ended up staying with the Moscow giants.

"Our offer for Honda was one of the highest of the winter window," the Albanian explained on Wednesday.

"I went to Russia myself and we offered €13m and Juan Pablo Carrizo for him. CSKA Moscow didn't accept the bid.

"Honda was a signing that we wanted to make in the summer, but we tried to bring him in earlier given our problems in midfield."