Adriano Galliani’s latest comments have left Manchester City and Arsenal on alert for the signature of Stephan El Shaarawy. The forward had stated his desire to remain at Milan despite flattering interest from the Premier League.
The Italian-Egyptian attacker scored 16 goals for the Rossoneri last term before Mario Balotelli’s January move stunted his performances. He is regarded as a great prospect for the future and has even been awarded on the international scene winning eight caps since his debut in 2012, winning a place in Italy’s Confederations Cup squad.
Galliani denied the club had received an offer from Manchester City for the 20-year old but issued a subtle come-and-get-him plea for all interested parties. “El Shaarawy? We never said he is not for sale.”
Comments like this suggest the club is looking to cash in on the striker. He is young and highly sought after which could possibly add a few million to his valuation. Manchester City’s millions could afford a big money move while the newly financially powered Arsenal could also look to make a move of intent for the Italian however a swap with Carlos Tevez is also a feasible idea, the Argentine is believed to want a move to Milan or Juventus.
Napoli’s hunt for a forward is down to the inevitable departure of Edinson Cavani who has attracted interest in Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City. They have also looked in to the possibility of signing Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.
Galliani seemed to suggest the club’s young starlet could be on for a move to Napoli. “Napoli? Ask the president Aurelio De Laurentiis.” said a defiant Galliani. It seems highly unlikely that the striker will stay at the San Siro beyond the summer if the comments of Milan’s vice-president are to go by.