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Stephan El Shaarawy has been frozen out by AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri and could be shown the door in January, reports the Daily Star.

El Shaarawy - who has made 61 appearances for Milan since 2011 - will surely be looking to make a switch in the New Year with thoughts towards the 2014 World Cup, if he has not played more of a part at Milan by December.

The 20-year-old forward is rumoured to be on the radar of several Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

The Mohawk-ed striker who came to prominence with his performances last season hit 17 goals in Serie 'A' and is sure to be chased by a queue of elite clubs who look to freshen up their respective squads for the final push in a quest for silverware come May.

Mario Balotelli is now the main man at the San Siro and with the system Allegri's men now operate playing just one lone striker, opportunities have been at a premium this campaign.

So what would the clubs get for their money?

El Shaarawy is a quick and tricky forward who can also play effectively on either flank and in the "No.10" role.

He has made appearances for Italy at all levels from the U16s all the way to the senior side. He scored his only senior international goal in a friendly against France last November, and has been compared to Barcelona duo Neymar and Lionel Messi which is high praise indeed for a player as young as El Shaarawy is. 

"El Shaarawy reminds me of Neymar and Messi. They have a low center of gravity. They play with the ball glued to their feet. He has already proven that he's a good player. The important thing is not to bulk him up too much." - AC Milan legend Jose Altafini

Milan's club valuation is expected to be around £25 million which at his age, his talent also bags of potential to boot would be a bargain for whoever can conclude a deal for the Milan Starlet.

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