Honda heading for San Siro exit

Out-of-favour AC Milan winger Keisuke Honda has announced he will be leaving the Serie A club at the end of the season.

The Japan international had originally been a first-team regular for the Rossoneri since his arrival from CSKA Moscow in January 2014.

But Honda saw his opportunities dwindle with the appointment of Vincenzo Montella as Milan's new head coach ahead of the current campaign.

The 30-year-old hardly featured for the Italian giants, although he opened his account for the season in their 3-0 win over Bologna on Sunday – only his seventh league appearance.

Honda has now confirmed that he will depart the San Siro after this weekend's final round of matches, Montella's side making the trip to Cagliari.

"My dearest Milan supporters, thank you," he said on Twitter. "It has been a challenging three and a half years but because of that I have been able to grow as a person.

"I will be leaving Milan after this season, but I look forward to seeing you again soon. I may not be a player then, who knows in what way we will meet.

"In the meantime, I will continue to work hard every day to achieve my goals. Forza Milan!"