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  29/01/2012: Japanese Press: Honda a done deal
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According to Japanese Daily Sports Nippon, the player had lunch with Claudio Lotito and the deal will be announced once Lazio solve their EU spot.

It is believed that terms have been agreed and that Lazio will pay CSKA 14 million for the services of the best voted Asian player in 2011.

The Japanese daily reported that Keisuke Honda arrived in Rome after the agreement with CSKA was done and had lunch with Claudio Lotito on Saturday. Honda has been in Barcelona where he is undergoing rehabilitiation on his injured right knee.

According to the same paper, Honda will undergo a medical Sunday or Monday and that his transfer will be made official once Lazio resolve their non-EU spots which are currently occupied.

It is reported that many clubs were after the Japanese player including Liverpool, Arsenal, and Aston Villa and that PSG and Juventus also made inquiries for the player.

Honda has spent 4 years in the J League and two years in VVV Venlo in Holland before joining CSKA in January 2010. He is the only Japanese player to every participate in the quarter finals of the Champions League.

(Mahyar Yahfoufi)

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