Rumours that AC Milan ace could soon swap Serie A for the English top-flight continue…
Tottenham’s hopes of landing AC Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy have been given a significant boost after the player’s brother admitted the forward was keen on a Champions League move. Spurs were linked with a move for the 20-year-old over the summer, with Andre Villas-Boas keen to add to his striking options after landing Valencia’s Roberto Soldado.
No move for the former Genoa star materialised despite similar interest from the Lilywhite’s North London rivals Arsenal, however, a fresh twist on the on-off transfer saga has seen the brother of the Rossoneri striker revealing that his sibling is still very much keen on a move to the English top flight, comments which will be music to the ears of the two capital clubs.
Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, Manuel El Shaarawy, stated that, as his brother’s newly-appointed agent, he would be willing to listen to offers from abroad: 'My father and I, we always run the various decisions about the situation of Stephan, assisted by Roberto La Florio, always very close to our family,' he said.
'Now I will devote myself full-time to Stephan, then we'll see if there will be new scenarios.'
The comments could provide fresh encouragement for AVB who is believed to be eager to find a replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor as well as providing cover and support for the likes of Soldado and Jermain Defoe.
Milan, meanwhile, are believed to be willing to sell the young forward, following a downturn in his goalscoring form which has coincided with the arrival of Mario Balotelli.
The former Manchester City bad boy has enjoyed some of the best form of his career since moving to the San Siro, but the big money transfer deal has left the Rossoneri low on funds, meaning El Shaarawy could be the one to depart.
Kaka rejoined the club prior to the close of the transfer window, with one-time Spurs player Kevin Prince-Boateng departing to Schalke 04.
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