British newspapers report that Manchester City want to exchange Mario Balotelli with Milan hitman Stephan El Shaarawy.
The Sunday People has the claim this morning, suggesting it would be the right way for the Rossoneri to bring avowed Milan supporter Balotelli ‘home’ to San Siro.
However, SuperMario has repeatedly confirmed he wants to remain in the Premier League and City will think twice before releasing a player who cost £24m in the summer of 2010.
Even more importantly, El Shaarawy has rapidly become a fan favourite and is also a lifelong supporter of the Rossoneri.
The Little Pharaoh cost a total £20m from Genoa and only turned 20 last week, but is the current Serie A Capocannoniere with eight goals this season.
It is highly unlikely that Milan would part with their latest talent, especially after angering the fans by selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Antonio Cassano this summer.