Monaco vice-president admits Stephan El Shaarawy is leaving club

AFC Bournemouth have been linked with the Italian international.

This week has seen AFC Bournemouth linked with a huge move for AC Milan star Stephan El Shaarawy. The Italian international was linked by Eurosport with a move to Bournemouth in the region of £10 million.

Monaco do not want to activate a buy-clause on his current loan deal from AC Milan and it seems they are ready to cancel his deal, with a potential move to Bournemouth now being mentioned.

Now the Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed that Monaco are going to cancel the deal so that El Shaarawy can find himself a new club. He is quoted by Goal as stating:

"El Shaarawy is not any more in the project of the head coach of Monaco.

"We are currently negotiating to find a solution. Maybe it’s not a comeback in Milan. It could be elsewhere.

"We are not planning to make him play again. That’s not planned. He’s a great player with a lot of qualities. He’s an international player with Italy. We need to find the right solution for everyone. I hope we will."

The 22-year-old has 15 caps for Italy and is considered a huge prospect although injury problems have recently waylaid his progress. Regardless he would be a massive coup for Bournemouth if they could broker a deal.

Now it is confirmed that Monaco have no plans to use the Italian prospect, and with AC Milan seemingly having no need for him, it looks a lot like Bournemouth actually might have a chance of getting hold of the player.

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