Saturday December 21 2013
Toro want El Shaarawy, Milan on Nainggolan

Torino confirm a January loan for Stephan El Shaarawy “depends on Milan,” while the Rossoneri close on Radja Nainggolan.

El Shaarawy has barely featured this season due to injuries and competition for places, so has been linked with a loan move for the final six months.

“We will be alert on the transfer market and try to do something that can help us improve,” confessed Torino director of sport Gianluca Petrachi in Tuttosport.

“El Shaarawy? First of all the financial burden is above the average of players in our squad, but if a sacrifice can be made that is worth it, then of course we will consider it.

“He is a top level player in a great team, so we have to be cautious about this. However, if Milan had the idea of loaning him out so he could play more regularly and rediscover his form, then we’d be interested in collaborating with them. It all depends on Milan.”

El Shaarawy could well join Torino on loan in exchange for Danilo D’Ambrosio, who is frozen out after refusing to sign a contract extension.

Meanwhile, La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Milan are also close to capturing Cagliari midfielder Nainggolan.

The Belgian international has long been linked with a move away from Sardinia, primarily with Inter, Roma, Juventus and Southampton interested.

According to the latest reports, the Rossoneri have gained the upper hand by offering €8m plus half of Bryan Cristante in exchange for co-ownership of Nainggolan.