Saturday January 23 2016
Roma get five for El Shaarawy

Roma will reportedly have to make Stephan El Shaarawy’s move from Milan permanent after five games.

The forward has been on the verge of completing the transfer for several days, but it was held up by the Giallorossi’s need to sell Gervinho.

There has also been debate between the clubs, as Milan wanted it to be a loan with mandatory option to buy, whereas the Capital club would prefer it to be at their discretion.

According to the latest reports from La Repubblica, they have reached a compromise.

Roma will pay €2m for the six-month loan and the option to buy for €13m will become mandatory after five appearances.

This gives Milan more guarantees than the last time they sent El Shaarawy out, as Monaco played him for 24 games – one shy of the mandatory cutting off point – and sent him back to San Siro.