Posted on Wednesday, 13th February 2013 by Tony Merakli
It looks like Arsene Wenger will have to set his sights on another forward this summer after Stephan El Shaarawy is set to sign a new deal at AC Milan which will see him commit his future to the Serie A side until 2018, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Wenger publicly admitted his admiration for the 20-year-old during the January transfer window, but no bid was launched.
The young Italian has been in superb form for the Rossoneri, netting 15 goals in 24 Serie A appearances, which led to speculation linking him with a move to England.
But it seems as if the young Italian will lay rumours to rest by agreeing a deal in principle that will keep him at the San Siro for another five seasons.
The Italian newspaper claims it would take a bid of at least £34.7 million for Milan to even consider selling the forward – If this proves to be true then you can forget about Arsenal making a bid for him, unless of course they change their transfer policy anytime soon.
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