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Friday June 10 2011
Milan asked for El Shaarawy

Milan have shown an interest in Genoa prospect Stephan El Shaarawy, the youngster's agent has revealed.

El Shaarawy, who will be 19 in October, has seen his name in the papers recently after an impressive season on loan with Serie B side Padova.

Inter were said to have had a €10m offer rejected for him and Milan too have been associated with the attacking midfielder.

"There was contact from Milan for Stephan, but Genoa underlined that they intended to bring him home so that he could play for them next season," agent Roberto La Florio told MilanNews.it.

"I've not had any real contact with Milan. There was a phone call, but not about anything in particular.

"I don't know what will happen. I know that the Rossoblu and Milan have a good relationship, but I am under the impression that Genoa want to keep him at all costs."

There is talk that a Milan derby will develop on the market for the Italian Under-19 international, but La Florio insists a number of other outfits are keeping an eye on developments.

"I don't think Milan are the only club after him, there are other sides who are interested," the representative added.

"However, up until now, there have been no negotiations or meetings about him. The clubs that have come forward have been able to talk to Genoa, but do nothing else.

"Inter? I don't really know what steps they have taken. I just read the newspapers, but am not aware of anything concrete."

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