Honda no longer keen on Lazio

Midfielder's interest in joining Italian club has cooled

Keisuke Honda: No longer targeting a move to Lazio

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CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda says he is no longer interested in joining Serie A club Lazio and would turn down any approach.

The Japan international was close to joining the Biancocelesti in January but the transfer collapsed.

Honda now claims he no longer wants to sign for the Italian side, even if they come knocking before the end of the transfer window.

"Right now I can't say anything about a transfer. But in considering what I want in my future, the image I had at 20 is different from the one I have at 26. My end goal hasn't changed. All I can say is that even if Lazio approached me, I wouldn't go," said Honda.

"Back then [during the January transfer window], Lazio had a shot at qualifying for the Champions League. But they did not get there.

"In the first half of the year I was 25, now I'm 26. A lot changes in half a year."