AC Milan insist they will not be selling Stephan El Shaarawy any time soon, despite rumours of Manchester United’s interest in the 19-year-old.
Reports in Italy revealed this morning that United had sent scouts to run the rule over the Italian international who has started the new Serie A season on fire, bagging four goals in six games.
El Shaaraway has been earmarked as one of the best young talents in Italy and was recently hailed as the man to take over from Zlatan Ibramihovic - who recently left the San Siro for Paris Saint-Germain – as the club’s leading goal scoring threat.
Despite his knack of finding the back of the net, El Shaarawy operates mainly as an advanced midfield player, and can also be deployed in a more orthodox midfield position, something that is said to be attracting Manchester United.
However Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has moved to dismiss claims the talented youngster could be departing for Old Trafford in January, even if Manchester United have ‘fallen in love’ with him.
El Shaarawy is an investment for this club and we are very happy with him,” Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.
“Manchester United have fallen in love with him? Our policy is to focus on youngsters and he won’t be moving from here.”
The 19-year-old only arrived at the San Siro last summer but has already made a considerable impact, and made his debut for Italy against England earlier this year.