El Shaarawy plays down City talk

  • By: Simone Bargellini
  • Last Updated: June 10 2013, 8:37 BST

AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy has brushed off links with Manchester City by insisting he wants to stay at the San Siro.

Stephan El Shaarawy: Planning on staying with AC Milan
Stephan El Shaarawy: Planning on staying with AC Milan

Reports in Italy had claimed that City were lining up a £30million bid for the 20-year-old Italy international.

However, El Shaarawy insists that he cannot see himself leaving Milan this summer - even though he is 'flattered' at City's reported interest.

"I don't think I will leave Milan," he told La Repubblica

"If City really wants me, it flatters me. But I want to stay here at AC Milan.

"I always felt total confidence from all: the club, coach [Massimiliano] Allegri and team-mates.

"It's also thanks to them that I am in the Italian national team."


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