Man City transfers: Stephan El Shaarawy wants to stay at Milan
Man City transfers: AC Milan midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy says he doesn't want to leave the San Siro outfit
Stephan El Shaarawy says he wants to stay AC Milan for the rest of his life despite reported interest from Manchester City.
The 20-year-old has made a big impact in Serie A for i Rossoneri this season, scoring 16 goals and making four assists in 32 top-flight appearances.
Roberto Mancini has been linked with a move for the Italy international as he bids to strengthen City’s squad over the summer, but El Shaarawy has no desire to leave San Siro.
“I am feeling very good at Milan and I hope to stay here for the rest of my life,” El Shaarawy told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I heard what [Adriano] Galliani said about me and it pleases me that the club do not want to sell me.”
Earlier this week, Milan chief excecutive Adriano Galliani ruled out the prospect of the seven-time European champions selling El Shaarawy in the summer.
Galliani also confirmed Milan had not received any offers for the forward despite speculation linking Borussia Dortmund and City with a bid.
“Bids for El Shaarawy? He is a 20-year-old player who is having a great season and it is normal that many clubs like him. But we absolutely don’t want to sell him.
“With Stephan and (Mario) Balotelli we have Italy’s strike pairing and we want to keep them together.”