According to Corriere dello Sport, Adriano Galliani has confirmed that AC Milan are willing to sell young phenom Stephan El Shaarway. It seems Napoli offered 25 million for the forward back in January, but were turned away. Now, El Shaarway could be sold to the highest bidder.
It's no surprise that Milan rejected Napoli's bid back in the winter transfer window. After all, at that point, it was SES that was keeping the rossoneri alive. Prior to the winter break, Milan had managed to climb into seventh after a disappointing start, but they were still five points back of AS Roma in sixth and 17 points from first-placed Juventus.
Before the break, El Shaarawy had 17 goals in all competitions. But then Milan went and bought Mario Balotelli from Manchester City. After that, SuperMario stole the spotlight, scoring 12 goals in just 13 games. After Balotelli's arrival, the Little Pharaoh scored just one.
Some believe El Shaarawy's drastic drop in production is due to the fact that he simply can't play alongside Balotelli. It's quite possible his club feels the same, leading Milan to entertain offers. But it's worth remembering that the two had just a few months to play together, during a time in which the rossoneri were fighting like mad for a Champions League position. To throw away such a great young talent reflects poorly on Milan's vision for the future.