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Honda Out, Okazaki In?

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With Honda’s contract nearing expiration, Montella seeks a replacement

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AC Milan are considering a move for Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki, according to several reports. With Keisuke Honda on the fringes of the first team and with his contract expiring in the summer, Vincenzo Montella sees Okazaki as an ideal replacement for him.

Honda has only featured in three matches for the Rossoneri since Montella took over, and two of those were off the bench. Okazaki, meanwhile, was instrumental in the Foxes march to the Premier League title last season and is tied to the club until 2019. With Leicester also playing Champions League football, Milan would have a fight on their hands if they do decide to go after him.

With the arrival Algerian striker Islam Slimani in the summer, Okazaki is finding himself fighting for a position in the side.

With the takeover of the club by the Chinese consortium set to be finalised by December, Montella should have a sizeable amount of money to throw around in the transfer market.

Stay tuned!