AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has played coy on the possibility that the club has signed Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow, though hinted that a deal in the near future was possible.
Several Italian media outlets claimed on Thursday that the midfielder, 27, has agreed to leave his Russian club for San Siro this summer for £2.1 million on a four-year contract.
However, Galliani denied that the Rossoneri had secured the signing of the Japan international, who featured at the Confederations Cup, though refused to rule out the possibility that he would be brought on board at the Italian club soon.
Japan set forth its plan for the restart of two reactors at the Sendai power station in the country's southwest at a five-day annual meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency that began on Monday. (Jiji Press)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given up hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Japan this fall, but hopes to hold talks with him during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum's summit in Beijing in November, Japanese government sources said Monday. (Kyodo)
Poisonous mushrooms mistakenly sold at a highway rest area in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, have caused food poisoning to at least two people, the Shiga Prefectural Government said Sunday. (Japan Times)
Tokyo Metrpolitan Police on Monday arrested two suspects, including a former organized crime member, on drug charges inside an apartment in Shinjuku Ward, reports Nippon News Network (Sept. 22). (Tokyo Reporter)
Two vending machines were torched and the money taken from them in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward on Saturday morning, bringing to 19 the number of vending machines which have been destroyed by fire in the area since Sept 15. (Japan Today)
Police in Tokyo said Friday they are looking for a man who sprayed a 17-year-old girl with a liquid resembling paint thinner as she walked home on Wednesday night-the third such incident to occur in the area since last month. (Japan Today)