Liverpool halted in Honda chase

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CSKA Moscow have confirmed Lazio are still in negotiations with the club over a deal for Japanese playmaker and Liverpool target Keisuke Honda. reports how the 25-year-old midfielder joined the Russian outfit two years ago for a fee in the region of €6million.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is a known admirer of the Japanese international, and is keen to strengthen his creative midfield options by bringing him to Anfield during the January transfer window.

However, Liverpool's hopes of landing Honda have been dealt a serious blow after CSKA president Yevgeny Giner confirmed to Russian radio station 'Radio Mayak' that there had been interest from Serie A.

"I can confirm that some Lazio officials came to Moscow to discuss a deal for Honda," he said. "The negotiations are still on going as we have not reached an agreement.

"Currently our valuations are around €2-3million apart. This could be sorted by tomorrow.

"I would not say the transfer will definitely happen, but let's see what will happen in the coming days."

Liverpool have been linked with moves for a number of players, but have yet to make a single signing so far this month.

Dalglish traditionally concludes his business in the latter stages of the window, but as we enter the final week, the Reds will need to act quickly if they are to resurrect a deal for Honda.

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