Milan In El Shaarawy-Tevez Mega Swap With Manchester City


Either Tevez to join, but El Shaarawy to stay?

Manchester City are close to signing Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy, with Carlos Tevez heading the other way in a player-plus-cash deal, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Tevez came close to leaving the Etihad Stadium for Milan last year after a high-profile bust-up with then City manager Roberto Mancini, though the pair eventually resolved their differences and he ended up working his way back into the first-team setup at the club.

It is still thought that he could move on this summer though, as the Rossoneri claim to have renewed interest in 29-year-old.

“Carlitos won’t betray me,” Galliani said before showing off a text message from Joorabchian.

“I like Carlitos a lot, because he’s a ‘nasty’ player. His wages? There will be no problems with Tevez.”

The South American earns €8.5 million-per-year, while the wage cap fixed by Galliani is €4 million plus a further €1 million in bonuses linked to the Champions League. In addition, Il Corriere dello Sport reports that the Argentine striker would be willing to accept a pay-cut and a three-ear contract.

The Manchester giant will try to tempt the Italians into selling wonderkid El Shaarawy in a €40 million package deal. However, the San Siro side are apparently not interested in a swap move.

“Who says that El Shaarawy will leave?” he said.

The 20-year-old star also dismissed talk of him leaving, claiming he is happy to stay at Milan.

“I don’t think I will leave Milan,” he said. “If Manchester City really want me, it flatters me; but I want to stay here.”

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