Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea have received a welcome transfer boost after the agent of AC Milan star Stephan El Shaarawy admitted that the Italian may be forced out of the San Siro this Summer.
The forward has been riddled with injuries this season after breaking his foot and then suffering a thigh strain, but his reputation around Europe is still high and he is considered one of the best young talents around.
The 21-year-old is highly rated as a skilful and pacy forward and has been a target for a host of European clubs, but it appears that the Premier League are highly interested in him with two of their biggest clubs showing interest.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea are keen to add attacking options to their squads and El Shaarawy could be the perfect man for them with his future at AC Milan in doubt.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been very open throughout the season admitting that he lacks a killer striker and although Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa is his number-one target, he could make a formal move for the Italian now that it's apparent his future is away from the San Siro.
As for Arsene Wenger, he has admitted that he needs to strengthen his attacking options, especially after heavily relying on Olivier Giroud for the majority of this season, and with big names like Karim Benzema linked, El Shaarawy could be a realistic option for the Frenchman.
Due to his serious injuries this year, the Italian has been restricted to just six Serie A appearances, and during his absence, the other three attacking options at the club have been making the most of their time on the field.
Mario Balotelli, Robinho and Giampaolo Pazzini have all been scoring goals for Milan under new-boss Clarence Seedorf, and due to their good scoring tally, El Shaarawy may find it tough to break back into the team once he returns to fitness.
The striker's agent, who is also his brother, has been talking in Italy about his future, and he has admitted that although he wants to remain at Milan, he could be forced out this Summer if they choose to sell.
"He always put in the performances when fit and his last two appearances showed he has found his form after a long lay-off," his agent and brother, Manuel El Shaarawy, told Football Italia.
"Will his future be at Milan? We'll have to wait and see what the club decides.
"Stephan is certainly an important player, but there are many changes going on.
"He has always been a Milan fan, so the intention is to stay, but we need to evaluate all the situations. We have to see what Milan decides."
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