AC Milan are ready to offer Stephan El Shaarawy to AS Roma to get Mattia Destro.
Mattia Destro has become a peripheral figure at AS Roma under Rudi Garcia this season as the French coach has preferred to use the combination of Fransesco Totti and Gervino upfront.
AC Milan have sent Fernando Torres out on loan to Atletico Madrid as the Spaniard failed to impress coach Pippo Inzaghi during his short spell at Milanello and now, the club is looking for a specialist striker.
Stephan El Shaarawy has failed to perform consistently for AC Milan and coach Pippo Inzaghi dropped him for in favour of M’baye Niang for yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Torino. AC Milan are desperate to sign a quality attacker this month and Roma outcast Mattia Destro is attracting the interest of club president Silvio Berlusconi.
El Shaarawy, 22, has scored just 1 goal in Serie A this season and has managed to get only 18 shots on target in 13 appearances so far. Coach Pippo Inzaghi is not happy with the commitment of the striker and he has asked Silvio Berlusconi to get rid of the player.
Mattia Destro has performed better in comparison to El Shaarawy this season as he has managed to score 4 goals in 13 appearances for Roma.
Meanwhile, reports coming from Italy have also confirmed the desire of AC Milan to offer El Shaarawy to Roma in exchange for Mattia Destro.
Corriere Dello Sport has claimed in its report today that the Rossoneri are pushing hard for Destro, said to be a favourite of President Silvio Berlusconi. According to recent reports, they had been prepared to offer €1m for a six-month loan, plus an option to buy at the end of the season for another €20m.
AC Milan are struggling badly in Serie A this season as they are languishing in the 7th spot. Coach Pippo Inzaghi has asked president Berlusconi to sign some quality players if they want to have any realistic chance of qualifying for the Champions League next year.
Mattia Destro is a long time target of Pippo Inzaghi and AC Milan wanted to make an initial 6 month loan offer to Roma for the player.
But the management of Roma is holding out for a cash offer and AC Milan does not want to spend 20 million euros on Mattia Destro in the middle of the season.
It now appears that AC Milan have found a solution as they are ready to offer El Shaarawy to Roma. Rudi Garcia is also looking for a quality attacker in the market and AC Milan management is increasingly becoming confident of getting Mattia Destro at the expense of El Shaarawy.