Man City Line Up AC Milan Striker Swap Deal

Etihad Stadium side keen on young Italian marksman.

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Manchester City will consider offloading Mario Balotelli to help them land Italy’s bright new star Stephan El Shaarawy, writes The Sunday People.

The Premier League champions splashed out £24million on Balotelli in August 2010, but are growing increasingly tired of his behaviour and attitude.

City have recently been looking into a move for 20-year-old AC Milan striker El Shaarawy – and have discovered that the San Siro outfit are keen on Balotelli, opening up the possibility of a player-plus-cash deal.

SOURCE: Sunday People

Whilst there may well be some interest in bringing Mario Balotelli back to the San Siro to represent the club he supported as a child it does seem highly unlikely that AC Milan would consider a deal that would see in-form youngster Stephan El Shaarawy move in the opposite direction.

Roberto Mancini may well be running out of patience with Balotelli, who may not be all that happy with the relative lack of playing time he has received this season after a stellar showing in the Euro 2012 finals.

The 22 year old Italian has started five of Man City’s ten Premier League matches and is still to net and could well be leaning towards a potential move back to Milan.

Stephan El Shaarawy has been in excellent form this season and is currently the top scorer in Serie A and helping to replace the loss of Zlatan Ibrahimovic but unable to prevent AC Milan’s poor start to the season.

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