The Japan international has barely featured for the Rossoneri this season, starting just four Serie A matches with his last start for the club coming back in September.
The Hammers are said to be plotting a bid in the region of £5 million, speculation which may now turn into something more concrete owing to the injury sustained to Dimitri Payet.
Honda is having no such problems on the international stage with Japan, but for the first time in his club career he is having to get used to being a bit-part player and he admits it’s not easy.
“The situation is not easy, I have never spent so many matches on the bench before. I am beginning to understand how those who have feel. Fortunately with Japan the situation is different,” he said.
Honda’s comments show signs of frustration and with the January transfer window just around the corner, the attacking midfielder may now be considering his future in Milan.
At 29, he doesn’t exactly represent a long-term investment for West Ham but in light of Payet’s injury, it’s a potential deal which would make a lot of sense.
Honda has an abundance of ability, plenty of energy off the ball and is a wonderful free-kick taker – attributes which could theoretically see him become a real favourite at Upton Park.