Rodgers Looking To Beat Arsenal & Chelsea To £25m Italian Starlet

By on October 29, 2013

Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, the race hots up for AC Milan attacker Stephan El Shaarawy.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is determined to fend off competition from Arsenal and Chelsea for the signature of unsettled AC Milan attacker Stephen El Shaarawy, according to the Daily Star.

The Italian starlet emerged as one of the most sought-after youngsters in Europe last season after an excellent break-through campaign at the San Siro that saw him score 19 goals in 46 appearances.

However, the 20-year-old has endured a difficult start to the new season, making just 2 league appearances so far, with boss Massimiliano Allegri preferring to go with Mario Balotelli, Robinho or Alessandro Matri up front.

The Star claim that El Shaarawy has grown tired of his bit-part role already and is keen for a move, with AC Milan believed to want at least £25m for his services.

The newspaper suggests that Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are all monitoring the youngsters situation but it’s the Merseysiders who have the player in their sights with boss Brendan Rodgers seemingly determined to lure the forward to Anfield as he looks to continue to build a squad capable of challenging for honours.

The Reds owners have a tendency to favour buying young players who will hold their value, and El Shaarawy certainly fits the bill and he’d be the type of player who would excite the Liverpool faithful and could form a devastating attacking line-up alongside Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.

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