Arsenal have been put on high alert after the agent of transfer target Stephan El Shaarawy dropped a major hint that he is set to leave AC Milan at the end of the season, according to the Daily Express.
The 22-year-old apparently had several offers to leave the Italian giants during the January transfer window, but could now move on should they be willing to let him go over the summer.
And though he has been tipped to move on, he will not be joining a fellow Serie A club, despite recent links with a return to former side Genoa.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been keeping an eye on his situation, and could be buoyed enough to make a move to bring him to the Premier League.
However, his agent, Manuel El Shaarawy, has hinted that a move away from Italy could be on the cards.
“I’ve had some requests from abroad, even in January. But Stephan is at home with Milan and doesn’t feel the need to leave,” El Shaarawy’s agent Manuel El Shaarawy told MilanNews.
“He has a good relationship with the fans, the club and his teammates.
“We’ll see what happens in the summer though, it depends on whether the coach [Inzaghi] will stay, if there will be changes at boardroom level and especially what the club plans to do on the transfer market.
“If Milan were to tell us that Stephan needs to go elsewhere then we’d sit round the table and talk about it.
“I can rule out a move within Italy this summer. There have also been rumours about Udinese and Torino in January, as well as the Rossoblu. All can be excluded as options.
“Stephan will not go to another Italian team.”