Chelsea target £30million AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy
AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy is a £30million target for Chelsea, according to media reports.
The Express suggests the Italy international could become the first major signing of Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Stamford Bridge, while talkSPORT believe Fernando Torres will be offered to the Italian side in a part-exchange deal.
The 20-year-old has been monitored by the likes Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City and Monaco. While the other Premier League times have cooled their interest of late, the player nicknamed the Pharaoh is one of the top priorities on Mourinho’s transfer wishlist.
El Shaarawy scored 16 Serie A goals last season as he formed a decent partnership with Mario Balotelli.
Milan may insist upon a swap deal involving Torres moving to the San Siro to ensure they have an instant replacement. They will gamble that the Spaniard’s recent resurgence will prove to be good value for him.