El Shaarawy staying at AC Milan despite RM rumor, says agent

AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy in action against Manchester City during the International Champions Cup.

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Stephan El Shaarawy’s agent insists the striker is not set for an AC Milan exit, despite reported interest from Real Madrid.

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The 21-year-old Italy forward, who missed large parts of last season due to injury problems, has been linked with a move away from the San Siro after Milan failed to secure European football.

El Shaarawy enjoyed his finest season to date in 2012/13 as his 18 goals in all competitions alerted a host of European sides to his talents and helped establish himself as a regular for Italy.

Madrid were said to be among the clubs chasing the youngster, but his brother and agent, Manuel El Shaarawy, is certain that a departure will not happen.

"I read about an alleged interest from Real Madrid for El Shaarawy, but I can say without a doubt that Stephan will remain at Milan," he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

"He has a wonderful relationship with Pippo Inzaghi, who has always believed in him and his potential."