El Shaarawy plays down City talk
- 10 June 2013 08:12
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Things are uncharacteristically quiet on the Blues news front this morning; however a bit of digging around has uncovered a few noteworthy points.
Firstly, alleged City target Stephan El Shaarawy has apparently hushed any talk of a summer switch and stated his intention to stay with AC Milan.
“El Shaarawy has brushed off links with Manchester City by insisting he wants to stay at the San Siro,” reports Simone Bargellini of Sky Sports News.
“Reports in Italy had claimed that City were lining up a £30million bid for the 20-year-old international.
However, El Shaarawy insists that he cannot see himself leaving Milan this summer - even though he is 'flattered' at City's reported interest.
Elsewhere, despite being linked with a string of European clubs, Carlos Tevez is set to stay with the Blues – according to The Telegraph.
“Despite City’s continued interest in signing Napoli striker Edinson Cavani it is understood that they would like to retain Tévez at the Etihad Stadium,” writes Jason Burt.
“Talks are planned over Tévez’s future at the Etihad Stadium, with the 29-year-old having just 12 months left on his present deal.”
“Real have no particular desire to sell Di Maria and Carlo Ancelotti, shortly to be unveiled as Real’s new boss, sees the 25-year-old as an important cog in his Bernabeu squad,” the paper reports.
“City’s sporting director Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano will fly out to Spain this week for discussions with Real president Florentino Perez.”