Offer would see Brazilian ace Kaka move in the other direction.
As the wait for Carlo Ancelotti to be announced as the new Real Madrid boss goes on, it is reported that he has requested that the club make AC Milan’s Stephen El Shaarawy his first signing.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian tactician is willing to allow Brazilian midfielder Kaka to rejoin the Italian giants, but is keen to bring El Shaarawy on board as the chase for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale continues.
The 20-year-old is currently on international duty with Italy at the Confederations Cup, but his future has been the subject of intense speculation over the last fortnight as the Rossoneri continue to suggest that they are willing to sell.
Having enjoyed an incredible break-out season last year, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that Massimiliano Allegri would be willing to allow the club to sell one of his more prominent stars.
However, the money involved in the deal coupled with El Shaarawy’s struggles in the second half of the season and the prospective problems he is expected to encounter with the tactical change next season, has led the club to believe he is expendable.
Ancelotti is said to be nearing an official announcement which would see him take charge in Madrid, as they await news from Paris with Laurent Blanc expected to be announced as his successor at PSG.
Meanwhile, Kaka has long been linked with a switch back to San Siro, with the Brazilian coming close in January, but for his wage demands proving too much for his former club.
Milan are also reportedly looking at Japan international Keisuke Honda as an alternative, with the CSKA Moscow playmaker revealing earlier this week he is looking to join a “big club” this summer.