Sunday January 3 2016
El Shaarawy Roma move delayed

Stephan El Shaarawy's projected move to Roma is delayed as Milan reportedly can't come to terms with Monaco.

The player's link to the Giallorossi keeps getting stronger, but it appears bureaucracy may get in the way.

The latest reports by Sky Sports Italia suggest that financial problems relative to the different fiscal systems employed in Italy and in the Principality of Monaco are keeping Milan and Monaco from reaching a deal.

Since neither of the teams are planning to play El Shaarawy before the end of the season, with Monaco in particular having frozen him out of the squad to avoid being forced into a transfer deal, it is in their common interest and the player's to engineer a move.

Milan reportedly had a meeting with Monaco today with a view towards resolving the situation.

Apparently an option for the club from the Principality could agree to pay part of the transfer fee themselves, making the player cheaper to get.

While the option is not very attractive, their only other option is to keep the player with them until the expiry of his loan next summer, paying his salary but never using him on the pitch

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