AC Milan reject £25m Stephan El Shaarawy bid

Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy celebrates a goal against Juventus in the Italian Cup on January 9, 2013
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AC Milan turn down an offer of over £25m from an unnamed club for Stephan El Shaarawy.

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has revealed that the club recently rejected a bid worth more than £25m for forward Stephan El Shaarawy.

The Italian has been linked with Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City this summer, having impressed at the San Siro last season.

Despite the lucrative offer, Galliani insists that El Shaarawy has no interest in leaving Milan.

"What we hadn't told anyone was that we received a very big offer for El Shaarawy, but I will never name the club involved," Galliani told Italy's 7 Gold Television. "It is a very important club, though.

"I informed the player's agent and as soon as he returned from the Confederations Cup, I spoke to Stephan. We did not want to sell him, so we simply informed the lad and his family that this proposal had arrived for him.

"I asked him what he wanted to do. He said the money he had was more than sufficient, that he is a Milan fan and did not want to leave. I kissed him on the cheek and that was that."

El Shaarawy scored 18 goals for Milan last season.

Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy celebrates a goal against Juventus in the Italian Cup on January 9, 2013
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