Saturday July 11 2015
El Shaarawy funds Milan moves

With Stephan El Shaarawy ready to join Monaco for €20m, Milan raise their bids for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alessio Romagnoli.

The news of the Little Pharaoh’s departure spread like wildfire on Friday night, in under an hour going from rumours of negotiations to the clubs and player agreeing terms.

This deal is believed to be worth between €18m and €20m, including bonuses, with a medical planned as early as Sunday.

Now the Rossoneri need to placate their angry fans and can do so by reinvesting the money immediately in other targets.

La Gazzetta dello Sport argues Paris Saint-Germain have set Ibrahimovic’s price-tag at €5.5m, while the Corriere dello Sport suggests the three-year contract on offer is worth €7.5m per season.

Milan will also dive back into talks with Roma for defender Romagnoli, having already seen an offer for €18m rejected.

The Giallorossi want €30m, but could agree terms for €20m plus bonuses.

This would all count as profit in the Roma books, as the 20-year-old grew up in their youth academy.

Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is determined to sign Romagnoli, having worked with him during the loan spell at Sampdoria last season.

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