NEWS
Friday May 13 2016
El Shaarawy-Dzeko swap?

There are reports Milan could hand Stephan El Shaarawy to Roma in a straight swap with Edin Dzeko.

The two sides meet on Saturday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

El Shaarawy had gone to Monaco on loan last summer, but moved over to Roma in January and rediscovered his form with seven goals in 15 Serie A appearances.

Roma have an option to buy for €13m, but La Nazione newspaper believes they could solve two problems in one fell swoop.

The Giallorossi see Dzeko being worth around €13m and would offer him to Milan in a straight swap for El Shaarawy.

The Bosnia international struggled in his debut Serie A season, missing numerous open goals and netting eight in 30 games.

Roma will have to pay Manchester City another €11m in July on top of the €4m already handed over for the loan with mandatory option to buy.

Dzeko has been regularly dropped to the bench in recent outings, but Milan could do with a centre-forward if Carlos Bacca walks away and Mario Balotelli returns to Liverpool.