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Thursday September 10 2020
El Shaarawy considering European offers

Stephan El Shaarawy has been given the all-clear to leave Shanghai Shanghua on loan, with Roma, PSG, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid options.

The report emerged in France last night via Telefoot, suggesting El Shaarawy was a low-cost option for Paris Saint-Germain.

Now Sky Sport Italia confirm the Italy international will be allowed to move back to Europe on loan until at least January, with the possibility of extending it ahead of the rescheduled Euro 2020.

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Wednesday September 9 2020
PSG interested in El Shaarawy

Reports in France claim that Paris Saint-Germain are trying to bring Stephan El Shaarawy in from Shanghai Shenhua.

The Italy international turns 28 next month and has been in China for just over a year, since his €16m transfer from Roma.

According to Telefoot, El Shaarawy is seen as a low-cost alternative to other PSG targets.

The versatile wide forward came up through the Genoa youth academy and moved to Milan for €20m in 2011.

He went on to spells in France with Monaco, then Roma, never quite delivering on that potential.

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Tuesday May 5 2020
El Shaarawy: 'I was in contact with Roma'

Shanghai Shenhua star Stephan El Shaarawy has admitted he was close to re-joining Roma this winter to secure a place in Italy’s Euro 2020 squad.

The 27-year-old has claimed he was on the brink of returning to the Italian capital in January after the coronavirus pandemic first broke in China.

“When coronavirus broke out in China, I was one step away from returning to Roma,” he told Fabio Cannavaro on Instagram Live. “At that point, I spoke with the Chinese club and explained I had to find a solution to earn a call to Euro 2020.

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Thursday March 26 2020
El Shaarawy: 'I miss Italy'

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua star Stephan El Shaarawy has called for a return to Italy, revealing that he “misses Italy” and his Roma “family”.

The former Milan and Roma forward, who scored 55 goals in 195 Serie A games before his move to China last summer.

He left Roma in a €16m transfer to join Shanghai Shenhua on a lucrative deal until June 2022. But the Italy international has only played 13 games since the move, as the new season has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic emerging in China.

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Saturday March 21 2020
El Shaarawy wants Roma return?

Former Roma player Stephan El Shaarawy is looking to make a return to the club, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

El Shaarawy left the Giallorossi for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greeland Shenhua last summer, and reportedly earns €14m a season in wages.

Roma sold the former Milan forward for a fee believed to be in the region of €16m.

La Gazzetta states that El Shaarawy now wants to return to the Giallorossi, and is willing to massively cut his salary in order to push through the move.

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Tuesday January 28 2020
El Shaarawy return on the cards?

Stephan El Shaarawy would like to leave Shanghai Shenhua and return to Roma after only six months in China, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The report suggests that the Giallorossi are contemplating to bring the winger back from Asia as Paulo Fonseca needs a replacement for injured Nicolò Zaniolo.

Roma are reportedly closing in on Barcelona winger Carles Pérez, but the hypothesis of a sensational return for El Shaarawy has been reported by the broadcaster.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Pioli relives Roma nightmares

New Milan coach Stefano Pioli returns to the Olimpico on Sunday, but Vijay Rahaman notes the former Lazio boss has some bad memories of Roma.

Stefano Pioli takes his Milan team to the Stadio Olimpico to face Roma, but his record against the Giallorossi is one that may be of concern. 

Overall, the Parma-born coach has a record of just three wins, seven draws and 11 losses versus I Lupi. The situation was even more disconcerting when involved in the Rome Derby, as in charge of Lazio Pioli managed one draw and three defeats. The 54-year-old made his debut on the Milan bench with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Lecce, another team clad in yellow and red, so it seems these colours are like Kryptonite for Pioli.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
El Shaarawy: 'Emotional Italy return'

Stephan El Shaarawy confessed to feeling “emotional” after scoring on his first Italy game since the World Cup play-off defeat in 2017.

The Shanghai Shenhua winger came off the bench and found the net in a 5-0 Euro 2020 qualifier against Liechtenstein.

“There was a bit of everything. It was emotional for me, very satisfying to be back on the field in an Italy jersey,” El Shaarawy told Rai Sport.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Mancini: 'The record I want...'

Roberto Mancini shrugged off a 5-0 victory in Liechtenstein and the record of Italy wins. “I’d rather match the record of winning two World Cups!”

The Azzurri were already qualified for Euro 2020, but confirmed their 100 per cent record this evening with a 5-0 result in Vaduz.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Italy changes in Finland?

There are several potential changes for Italy in their Euro 2020 trip to Finland, including Lorenzo Pellegrini, Armando Izzo and Stephan El Shaarawy.

It kicks off in Tampere on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

These are the teams at the top of Group J, with the only difference between them being a 2-0 Azzurri victory back in March.

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