Honda denies talks

Japanese ace concentrating on Asian Cup

Honda: Focussed on Japan

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Keisuke Honda's representatives have denied that the player is close to leaving CSKA Moscow.

Honda is currently in Qatar with Japan for the Asian Cup, where he has thus far helped them to the semi-finals.

Over the weekend the Qatarian media quoted one of his agents, Kees Ploesgma, about his future.

However, Sports Entertainment Group have now issued a statement to insisting that talk of any move is wide of the mark.

"Having read recent false reports attributed to the player's agent Kees Ploesgma, we would like to make it clear that Keisuke Honda is happy at CSKA Moscow and we have had no firm enquiries about the player," the statement read.

"Like many players, he has aspirations to play in Spain or England at some point in his career. But so far we are in the dark about constant press speculation linking him with three Premier League clubs and now Atletico Madrid.

"Honda is currently concentrating on helping Japan win the Asian Cup and so there is nothing to discuss.

"We do have contact with all the big clubs in Europe, and we don't only discuss Honda but our other players too.

"If something was to happen, our colleague in England, Carl Thomas, would know of any firm interest."