Milan could cash in on Tottenham target Stephan El Shaarawy.
Despite splashing more cash than any other Premier League club this summer, Tottenham are preparing to open their wallet again in January, according to Italian source Calciomercato.
The website claims Spurs, who finished the summer with a profit after Gareth Bale’s world record £85.3m departure to Real Madrid, could be successful in their pursuit of AC Milan starlet Stephan El Shaarawy.
The news of Spurs interest in the 20-year-old was broken by The Sunday People but Calciomercato believes a move if possible because ‘the Pharaoh’ will face limited opportunities at the San Siro this season.
The youngster enjoyed a fine campaign last term, netting 16 goals in 34 starts for the Rossoneri but the arrival of Mario Balotelli in Milan saw El Shaarawy usurped as the club’s premier striker.
The return of Kaka, one of Milan’s favourite sons, is set to further limit El Shaarawy’s chances, and with Robinho, Alessandro Matri, Giampaolo Pazzini and M’Baye Niang also on the club’s books, boss Massimiliano Allegri could cash in on El Shaarawy if Spurs bid around €25m.
The North London outfit signed Roberto Soldado for €30m this summer but with Emmanuel Adebayor out of favour and training with the reserves, Spurs still boast just two first team strikers in the Spain international and Jermain Defoe.
El Shaarawy, who was linked with Arsenal last season, has insisted he is happy at Milan but with the 2014 World Cup looming, the Italy international may consider a January move if his chances remain limited in Milan.