Serie A - Chelsea join El Shaarawy race

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is thought to have placed Stephan El Shaarawy on his wish-list after problems with Milan.

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Mehdi Benatia challenges Stephan El Shaarawy (Reuters)

The 20-year-old forward was a sensation in the first half of the season, but has struggled for form and confidence since Mario Balotelli joined Milan in January.

He still notched up an impressive 16 goals in 37 Serie A games, plus two in the Champions League and one in the Coppa Italia.

The ‘Little Pharaoh’ has barely featured during the Confederations Cup either, as coach Cesare Prandelli pointed out he was “empty” after a tough campaign.

According to the Daily Mirror, El Shaarawy is a transfer target for Chelsea manager Mourinho and available for £30m (£25.6m).

The Rossoneri have been clear that everyone is on the market, including El Shaarawy, while while Adriano Galliani confirmed he’ll hold a meeting with the player on Tuesday.

El Shaarawy has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal and Monaco.

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