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Wednesday February 12 2014
El Shaarawy wants Milan stay

Stephan El Shaarawy has revealed his desire to stay at Milan, despite a substantial offer from a Russian team.

The young forward has played just four League matches this season after suffering heavily with injury.

But the striker has insisted that he wants to recover from the knock and establish himself with the Rossoneri for years to come.

“I’ve been dogged by bad luck,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “In September I had a muscular problem, and since then I have had a succession of niggles.

“And it culminated in December with the operation on my foot. It’s important for me to get back to MIlanello as soon as possible and try to heal.

“It’s been a difficult few months, what with the injury and the coaching change.

“I owe Allegri a lot – he immediately gave me confidence when I came into the team.

“But I’ve had Seedorf as a teammate and he helped me in the locker room in the past. I know he can do a great job.

“I’ve never felt excluded from this project, even when I was at my lowest with injury.

“There has been an offer from a Russian team, but I decided to stay at Milan because that’s what I want.

“It’s my intention to become a champion here.”

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