Italian side keen to keep hold of young star.
AC Milan have revealed that they have turned down a bid of over £25 million for their young sensation Stephan EL Shaaraway according to Goal.com.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has claimed that the club turned down the offer after running it by the player himself.
El Shaaraway reportedly had no interest in the move, prompting the club to decline the offer.
Galliani refused to name the club involved but the amount of money involved limits the number of clubs it could potentially be.
Arsenal have been linked with the player’s signature in recent months and are known to be in the market for a new striker.
The club also have the financial backing to make such an offer as well after finally being liberated from the debts on the loan they took out to build the Emirates Stadium.
Another potential suitor could be Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea. New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly unimpressed with the club’s current attacking options and has made bringing in a new striker one of his top priorities.
The Portuguese boss is still reeling after missing out to PSG on Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. That could prompt him to turn his attentions to El Shaaraway although it appears that the player remains committed to the Rossoneri.