Man City transfers: Stephan El Shaarawy wants to stay at Milan

Man City transfers: AC Milan midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy says he is flattered by Citizens interest but doesn't want to leave

Stephan El Shaarawy
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Stephan El Shaarawy says he is flattered by Manchester City interest but doesn’t expect to leave AC Milan this summer.

The 20-year-old has made a big impact in Serie A for i Rossoneri last season, scoring 16 goals and making four assists in 34 top-flight appearances.

El Shaarawy has also been called up by Cesare Prandelli to the national side on seven occasions and the midfielder looks set to play a big role in Italy’s future.

The Citizens have been heavily linked with a move for the playmaker but El Shaarawy insists he is happy at the seven-time European champions.

“I don’t think I will leave Milan,” El Shaarawy told La Repubblica.

“If City really wants me, it flatters me. But I want to stay here at AC Milan.

“I always felt total confidence from all: the club, coach [Massimiliano] Allegri and team-mates. “It’s also thanks to them that I am in the Italian national team.”

El Shaarawy has scored 23 goals in 68 appearances for Milan after completing a switch to the San Siro from Genoa in 2011.

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