Transfer News: Stephan El Shaarawy plays down Manchester City link
AC Milan's Stephan El Shaarawy has brushed off links with Manchester City by insisting he wants to stay at the San Siro.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 10/06/13 5:09pm
Reports in Italy had claimed that City were lining up a £30million bid for the 20-year-old international.
However, El Shaarawy insists that he cannot see himself leaving Milan this summer - even though he is 'flattered' at City's reported interest.
"I don't think I will leave Milan," he told La Repubblica
"If City really wants me, it flatters me. But I want to stay here at AC Milan.
"I always felt total confidence from all: the club, coach [Massimiliano] Allegri and team-mates.
"Even when I've not managed to score goals they've appreciated my hard work. I'm also in the national team and I owe that to them."